No to the attacks against the working class movement!
No to the closure of The Centre for Trade Union and Workers' Services!
The Egyptian regime is trying a variety of measures to suppress the new wave of trade union activity that has developed. One of these measures is the closing down of the The Centre for Trade Union and Workers' Services at Najaa Hamadi.
We strongly urge all trade unionists, labour activists and defenders of labour and human rights to publicise as widely as possible this case and condemn these anti-trade union and anti-working class acts by the Egyptian authorities who have yet again targeted this pioneering trade union.
Please contact the Egyptian consulates and embassies demanding that the trumped up charges against The Centre for Trade Union and Workers Services be dropped and that the authorities do everything possible to stop these attacks.
You cannot imagine how important international solidarity of this kind can be in raising workers' morale!
We ask you to send protest emails, faxes or letters to:
Ministry of Labour: email@example.com
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hisham Mubarak Law Center: email@example.com
the Center for Trade Union and Workers Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
copies of all correspondence to email@example.com
It had been brought to out attention that you have closed down The Centre for Trade Union and Workers' Services. We are following carefully what is happening in Egypt and are informing our work colleagues of this. We protest very strongly at this kind of action and we will do our best to expose your brutality. An injury to one is an injury to all.
Dear brothers and sisters,
We have been informed by the comrades of In Defence of Marxism that the authorities have closed down The Centre for Trade Union and Workers' Services. We are sending you our solidarity and support and wish you well in your struggle.
- Unprecedented strike wave of Egyptian workers by Jorge Martin (April 23, 2007)
- Egyptian elections: "The Three-Minute Freedom" by Nadim al-Mahjoub (September 2005)
- Imperialist style elections in Egypt by Yossi Schwartz (September 2005)