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Tony Sullivan

Egypt: enough empty promises|17Sep11|Socialist Worker - 0 views

  • On Thursday of last week the minister of labour was in marathon negotiations with textile workers’ leaders representing 22,000 workers at the giant mill in Mahalla al-Kubra. The minister bargained desperately—narrowly avoiding a strike that would have brought out most of the textile sector
  • the correction of the path of the revolution”. Five feeder marches set off from the city’s working class districts to the square after prayers.
  • At the same time, 40,000 teachers were gathering outside parliament. “Meet our demands or no school this year” read their banners
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  • The military council promised to implement existing laws against strikes and demonstrations, with live bullets—and revive Mubarak’s hated emergency laws. But the strike wave rolled on. Some 26,000 sugar refinery workers joined the battle. Hundreds of textile workers from the Indorama textile factory in Shibin al-Kom occupied the provincial governor’s office the same day.
  • Collective action from below has again knitted together the fight for national liberation with the struggle for social justice
  • The internal crisis generated by this clash is feeding a growing external crisis.
  • Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has promised to send the Turkish navy to protect future humanitarian convoys to Gaza and has expelled Israeli diplomats. The contrast between Erdogan’s stance and that of the Egyptian generals was not lost on the Egyptian masses
  • The last month has seen a qualitative shift towards co-ordinated national or sector-wide strikes in several key industries including the railways, post, education and textiles.
  • Many are winning serious concessions from the state without walking out, prompting new groups to raise demands.
Arwa E

الوفد - يوم عاصف للإضرابات في المحافظات - 0 views

    Egypt Workers Strikes Sit-in Protests عمال إضرابات اعتصامات مظاهرات Health Hospital Education CivilServants Garments Textile "عمالة مؤقتة" "مستشفى الإسماعيلية العام" "مركز القلب" "مصر للغزل والنسيج بالمحلة" فيلوستي "بيراميدز للملابس" الإسماعيلية المحلة الغربية القليوبية "الوادي الجديد" مكافآت Security Corruption تطهير حوافز "الحد الأدنى للأجور"
حسام الحملاوي

انضمام عمال شركة النيل للغزل والنسيج إلى المعتصمين أمام القصر الجمهورى - التحرير - 0 views

    Textile workers joining the presidential palace sit-in
حسام الحملاوي

Ghazl Shebeen, Kafr el-Dawwar Strikes… VICTORY! at 3arabawy - 0 views

    My blog posting from Feb 2007 on the textile strikes in Kafr el-Dawwar and Shebeen el-Koum
حسام الحملاوي

Indorama Group - 0 views

    The website of the Indian multinational which owns the Ghazl Shebeen el-Kom Textile plant, which is now witnessing a strike
حسام الحملاوي

جريدة الدستور - يومية ، سياسية ، مستقلة - رئيس نقابة الغزل والنسيج: 750 ألف ع... - 0 views

    Said el-Gohary, the state-backed head of the General Union of Textile Workers himself warns more strikes to come...!:)
حسام الحملاوي

Egypt and beyond: The Shebeen el-Kom drama continues - 0 views

    "In any case, it is clear that the strike at Shebeen el-Kom will have huge implications, since it raises doubts around the economic polices of the state, threatening further privatization schemes in the textile industry in particular. Whatever the outcome, the experience of Shebeen el-Kom is likely to further strengthen resistance to privatization among workers in other state owned factories"
حسام الحملاوي

اليوم السابع | نقيب عمال الغزل: "كله إلا عمال المحلة" - 0 views

    The state-backed General Union of Textile Workers, Said el-Gohary, lashes out against those who call for free unions..
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