October 4, 2011

Support Labor in Egypt

The Egyptian revolution last winter was an inspiration to the whole world. And workers were at the heart of it. Their strikes brought down the Mubarak regime.

But today, Egypt's military rulers continue to criminalise strikes.

That hasn't stopped Egyptian workers from walking off the job in their hundreds of thousands. Today, a major strike wave is sweeping the country, with schools, hospital and public transport systems shut down.

Those workers face the risk of brutal repression unless the country's military rulers start recognizing their basic human right to join and form trade unions, and to strike.

Egypt's new independent unions and the International Trade Union Confederation have today launched a major campaign to pressure the new regime to enact a labour law that recognizes workers' rights.

It's extremely important that you and other members of your union act today by sending off a short message. It will take you less than a minute to do this.

Click link below to send off your message.

Please pass this message on to other members of your union.

Thank you!

Eric Lee

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