How to Support the Workers in Egypt?

The workers in Egypt are the soul and pulse of this revolution. The working class in Egypt has been the sole cause of this revolution, they have managed to overthrow Mubarak’s oppressive regime and it has been their hard work and determination that has kept the revolution flame burning. The anti-revolutionary forces continue to do their utmost to halt the progression of the revolution at its current stage, aiming to restart the wheel of capitalist investment on the grounds of cheap and submissive labour.
Workers in Egypt are engaged in a daily revolutionary confrontation in order to defeat the attacks of Tantawi-Sharaf’s regime and thwart the endeavor to maintain poverty, hunger, unemployment and deprivation of basic political rights. The workers in Egypt struggle for bettering their living conditions, for the right to organize and strike, and to abolish the martial law, which is, meant to be a sword against to neck’s of workers.

Comrades in labour organizations and labour leaders and activists worldwide!

The working class in Egypt is in dire need of your support in its current struggle. The victory of the working class is a victory for the working class worldwide. In addition to the benefits of such a victory for the working class in Egypt, it will have huge regional and international impact. This victory will help improve the living conditions of the workers, improve their social status and political weight. The panic and concern of the ruling classes about the workers in their countries following the example of the workers in Egypt imposes retreat on these classes and forces them to make concessions before the social and economic struggle of the workers’ movement. It empowers the working class, increases their revolutionary determination, self-esteem, and strengths their will. Eventually this victory will prepare the ground for a different future, a society where the working class enjoys having the upper hand. Therefore, your support in the struggle of workers in Egypt is vital.
We should support the urgent demands of workers in Egypt. They are as follows:
  • End the abject poverty and unemployment and the immediate introduction of a minimum wage of 1500 Egyptian pounds and have wages increased in proportion to prices
  • An immediate end to the oppressive campaign by the Tantawi-Sharaf regime and the oppressive atmosphere it has created against workers
  • End the arbitrary sacking and suspending of labour leaders and workers who participate in strikes and end all kinds of threats against them
  • Immediate abolishment of the martial law
  • Formal recognition of all trade unions and representative bodies formed by workers themselves and the introduction of full and unconditional freedom of labour and mass organization
  • Immediately repeal the decree-law number 34 passed by the Military Council on 12th April 2011, which prohibits sit- ns and strikes
  • Formal and unconditional recognition of the right of workers to strike, hold sit-ins and to demonstrate
Methods of support:
  • Spread the news of the Egyptian working class and its struggle
  • Introduce the working class, its movements and leaders as widely as possible worldwide
  • Send letters of support and solidarity with the workers’ movement and its demands and struggle
  • Send condemnation letters to the government, its embassies, and consulates abroad and to the foreign companies working in Egypt to express protest and exert pressure on them
  • Hold protest gatherings and demonstrations before the Egyptian embassies and consulates and international companies with branches in Egypt, which refuse to meet the demands of workers
  • Hold evenings and weeks of solidarity with the workers’ movement in Egypt.
  • Hold forums and conferences and invite labour leaders and activist from Egypt to them
  • Contact the largest possible number of labour organizations and human rights organizations and urge them to intervene and exert pressure on the regime in Egypt
  • Establish solidarity committees, bodies and networks worldwide and consolidate ties among them and between them and the workers’ movement in Egypt
  • Establish lobby groups to urge governments and parties of various countries to exert pressure on the regime in Egypt and force it to meet the demands of workers
  • Raise donations for the independent Unions in direct cooperation with them

 Solidarity Campaign with Workers’ Movement in Egypt

28th September 2011.

mob:  0046 (0)737038612





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