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Tony Sullivan

Behind the Brotherhood's losses in historic Doctors' Syndicate elections - Politics - E... - 1 views

  • The Indepenence List also won total, or near total, control of provincial syndicate boards in Ismailiya, Suez and Aswan – governorates where the Brotherhood could claim widespread support for its brand of politics.
  • in the last years of Mubarak, a younger generation of doctors started to organise in rank and file militant groups such as Doctors Without Rights (DWR) outside of the Syndicate’s internal body, against both Mubarak’s regime and the Brotherhood’s conservative union policies. In the aftermath of the January 25 revolution, these radical doctors, many of whom actually took part in the uprising against the dictator and were emboldened by their success in ousting him, embarked on organising their co-workers for campaigns to take workplace actions and strikes to improve their conditions.
  • This contrast between the new attitude of emboldened members and a static leadership was illustrated during the unprecedented national doctors’ strike last May. When doctors in public hospitals took industrial action against the government to demand minimum salaries and increased spending on healthcare from 4 per cent to 15 per cent of the budget, both the president of the Syndicate, Hamdy El-Sayed, and the Brotherhood-controlled national syndicate board denounced the strikers. Dr Mona Mina, a member of DWR who won a seat on the new national syndicate board in last Friday’s election and was one of the organisers of that historic strike, told Ahram Online that doctors found it hard to win that battle because of the Syndicate’s hostile position
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  • Although the Brotherhood backed Abdel Dayem for the position of Syndicate president, the Islamist group will not be able to count on him as an erstwhile ally. In fact, a large number of those who supported Independence and Tahrir candidates also voted for Khairy Abdel Dayem to head the Syndicate. Indeed, Dr Mona Mina herself supported Abdel Dayem for syndicate president. A closer look at Abdel Dayem’s campaign literature and interviews to media actually showed that he pushed economic demands and healthcare reform proposals almost identical to those raised by the Independence and Tahrir lists.
  • Dr Mona Mina, now one of six Independence members of the national syndicate board
  • In the national syndicate board elections, the Independence List won six out of 24 seats, and broke the Brotherhood’s monopoly over power there
حسام الحملاوي

Egyptians ignore strike call by Facebook activists group at 3arabawy - 0 views

    "We should be grateful we have today all these technological resources that didn't exist for the 19th and 20th C revolutionaries.. But this technology should be complimentary and a logistical support for whatever we do ON THE GROUND…"
حسام الحملاوي

Support the Ghazl Shebeen Strikers! at 3arabawy - 0 views

    Campaign against Indorama
حسام الحملاوي

YouTube - اعتصام موظفى التامين الصحى بمدينة نصر فى القاهرة - 0 views

    Video from 10 February, showing medical workers on strike in support of the revolution.
حسام الحملاوي

«معلمون ضد الفساد» يؤجلون وقفتهم الاحتجاجية بالمحلة دعماً لحكومة شرف | المصري... - 0 views

    Catastrophic. The teachers in Mahalla postpone their protests to "support Sharaf's govt".
nika martens

Micheline Calmy-Rey politician in Poll - public opinion online - 0 views

    Micheline Calmy-Rey is ready for your opinion, support and vote. Vote online NOW! ElectionsMeter is intended for the world´s public to express personal affections and free opinion of every person towards politics and politicians.
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