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Egyptian doctors hold first nationwide strike

Egyptian doctors staged the first strike today in public hospitals across the country, demanding better pay and conditions   Yasmine [...]
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Hundreds march onto Cabinet, protesting Egypt's anti-strike law

Protesters assert their opposition to the new anti-strike law, directing their anger at the military council and Sharaf’s cabinet Yassin [...]
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Egypt's independent labour unions to protest anti-strike law

Anti-protest laws don’t go down well amidst the spirit of revolution, and unions respond defiantly, calling for Sunday protests Ahram [...]
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Egypt protests against anti-protest law

The new decree-law issued by the cabinet yesterday draws the ire of activists and labourers who plan to take their [...]
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CTUWS calls for 'No' vote in the Egyptian Referendum

As Egypt votes today on the consitutional amendments the Muslim Brotherhood and the former ruling NDP call for a ‘yes’ [...]
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“Trade union pluralism” in Egypt?

The newspaper Al Ahram has reported that the Egyptian government has announced a number of reforms related to labour rights. [...]
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Egypt workers lay down demands at new trade union conference

The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions officially announced its formation at a conference yesterday held at the Journalists’ Syndicate [...]
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Labour activists: Mubarak trade union should be abolished

Independent labour union demands right to form official independent labour unions and dissolution of current nat’l union whose chairman is [...]
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Egyptian government appoints nominee of state run "union" federation as Minister of Manpower and Immigration

This is from the CTUWS. It is not a very good translation but you will get the drift. Urgent Call [...]
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Egypt: Declaration by the Striking Workers of Misr Spinning and Weaving Company in Mahalla

We, the 24 thousand striking workers of the Misr Spinning and Weaving Company in Mahalla al-Kubra, on February 16, 2011 [...]
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Egypt's Mahalla workers strike, bring demands to the military

More than 20,000 workers in Mahalla have relaunched a strike demanding higher wages and better management Marwa Hussein 16 Feb [...]
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Egypt: Military Council to ban strikes?

According to a report from Reuters yesterday the ruling Military Council will ban strikes and labour movement meetings. This was [...]
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Employees of Egypt's public banks in revolt

The staff of Egypt’s largest public banks protest at their headquarters on Sunday, demanding wage restructuring and transparency Salma Hussein, [...]
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Five leaders of the pro-government labour federation (ETUF) ask the Prosecutor General to close the CTUWS

The Center for Trade Union and Workers Services (CTUWS), on 11/2/2011 Five members of the leadership of ETUF : Abdel [...]
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The Egyptian Working Class Enters the Arena with Full Force

By Hossam el-Hamalawy My sources have just confirmed this now. The Cairo PuTblic Transportation workers, who started a strike today [...]
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Egypt: A new wave of workers strikes and sit-ins

Mass protests demanding change have triggered a fresh wave of mass strikes and workers’ sit-ins across the country Wednesday, spotlighting [...]
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Statement of the April 6th movement regarding the demands of the youth and the refusal to negotiate with any side

Feb 08 2011 by Jadaliyya Reports This statement was prepared by the April 6 movement. Translation below by Fida Adely [...]
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Demonstrations and strikes across Egypt

Workers, the unemployed and angry all took to the streets Tuesday demanding their rights and the removal of the country’s [...]
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Egypt: corruption in state “trade union” federation

Here are two press releases from the CTUWS “The Center for Trade Union and Workers Services “CTUWS” and several labour [...]
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Egypt, February 2nd – a war in Al Tahrir

This is a post from Zeinobia on today’s events in Tahrir square. As expected Mubarak and his regime have been [...]
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Revolution until victory

Egypt, CTUWS, February 2, 2011: The president Mubarak didn’t respond to the millions of Egyptians’ voice, who came out yesterday [...]
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The formation of the Constituent Body of the Egyptian Independent Trade Union Federation

Egypt is witnessing presently unforgettable days… Its people is showing unprecedented valor in its struggle to protect its right to [...]
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Egyptian workers form new union

The TUC has received the following press release from the independent trade union organisation CTUWS, whose website has been blocked [...]
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Government-Dominated "Official" Labour Federation is One of Reasons Led to Crisis

Egypt, Centre for Trade Uion & Workers Services, January 27, 2011: While thousands of Egyptian workers have been participating with [...]
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Egypt protests are breaking new ground

Egyptians have been here before, but the nature of this protest will unsettle a regime for which complacency is a [...]
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Egyptian workers on the move

Kamal Abbas (52), Director of CTUWS in Egypt, has been caught in a maelstrom. During the past year CTUWS branches [...]
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Egyptian activists call for independent unions

Increasing violations of workers’ rights and an unrepresentative, state-controlled, trade union structure necessitate the formation of independent, worker-led, trade unions [...]
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Egyptian workers impose a new agenda

Asma Agbarieh-Zuhalka of the Israeli Workers Advice Center reports on a trip to Egypt to meet activists in the new workers’ [...]
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Inconvenient Truths

This is from the Egyptian English language paper Al Ahram http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/866/eg4.htm The prison sentence handed down to CTUWS coordinator Kamal Abbas [...]
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