URGENT ACTION: Tell Egypt to pass a labour law!

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URGENT ACTION: Tell Egypt to pass a labour law!

Tell the Egyptian Prime Minister to immediately pass a labour law and finally allow workers the chance to secure for decent work.

Sign the labourstart petition

The Egyptian revolution earlier this year provided an inspiring glimmer of hope to finally allow workers to form and join their own unions in freedom.

But this is under threat. The interim government has passed a decree banning strikes, and is yet to pass a labour law guaranteeing workers their rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining in accordance with international labour standards. Such a law would allow Egyptian workers to have a real say in tackling the low wages and abysmal working conditions they face, and hold their government to account.

Please take a moment to call on the Egyptian Prime Minister and the Minister of Manpower to immediately pass a labour law.

For more information see:

ITUC Middle East and North Africa Observatory: Egypt

Egypt needs an ILO-compliant labour law, TUC (September 2011)

Labour Start Egypt page

To show your solidarity with trade unions in the Middle East, including in Egypt, please donate to the TUC Aid Middle East and North Africa Appeal

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