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No agreement in sight as COP27 negotiations enter final stretch

17 November, 2022Although COP27 is scheduled to finish on Friday, 18 November, slow progress means negotiations are likely to continue into the weekend. The trade union delegation has focused on making sure commitments to just transition are kept.

Trade unions strategize for week two of COP27

14 November, 2022The COP27 convention centre may be closed this Sunday, but after a demonstration inside the coference venue on Saturday, unions in Sharm El Sheikh are strategizing to “ensure that our voice is heard” and that the term Just Transition doesn’t get diluted in negotiations

EGYPT

14 October, 2014IndustriALL affiliate Free Trade Union of Misr Mahalla Spinning and Weaving Company - FTUMMSWC participated in the day of action to STOP Precarious Work

Egyptian unions fight for living wages

18 September, 2014Egyptian unions consider achievement of living wages to be one of the most important issues for organizing. Existing wage structures are chaotic with some workers being paid much less than others for doing the same work. IndustriALL is working with the emerging independent unions in Egypt to form industry federations capable of fighting for higher wages.

Capacity building in Egypt

21 August, 2014During a series of seminars in Egypt, independent unions and IndustriALL affiliates called upon the government to adopt workers' suggested amendments to the drafted Labour Law.

Ceramic workers strike in Suez

6 March, 2014The strike by 6,000 workers at Ceramica Cleopatra has entered its second week as workers demand the reinstatement of 23 dismissed workers as well as improved terms and conditions of employment.

IndustriALL calls on Egyptian government to respond to strikers’ demands

11 February, 2014Around 22,000 workers are currently striking at Egypt’s largest state-owned textile company in Mahalla.

Egyptian Workers in MNCs Struggle for Rights and Justice

20 November, 2013Around 100 Egyptian workers attending IndustriALL Global Union’s Conference on "Trade Union Rights and Industrial Relations in Multinational Companies in Egypt" on October 24-25 in Cairo spoke up for their rights and showed determination for struggle.

End to strike at Egypt’s Suez Steel - but struggle continues

29 August, 2013The current dispute over the collective agreement at the Suez Steel plant has been resolved. But as the employer needs to fully recognize trade unions and workers’ rights, IndustriALL Global Union pushes for continued discussions.

Egyptian Minister intervenes in Suez Steel workers strike

19 August, 2013Arrested strike leaders at Suez Steel, Amr Yusif and Abd-al-Ra’uf, were released after an intervention by the Minister of Manpower and Labour, former president of the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (EFITU), Kamal Abu Aita. Meanwhile, the dispute over the implementation of the collective agreement continues.