"Women in Egypt sorely need a voice in their workplaces; to demand the right to decent work and to insist on a place in their unions," said Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK, at the TUC Congress fringe on Egypt.
Unions across Egypt and the world are calling on the Egyptian Prime Minister to finally give Egyptian workers their fundamental rights at work, by passing a labour law based on ILO standards.
The TUC is calling on the UK Government to support the Palestinian National Authority's bid to be recognised as a member state of the United Nations.
Tunisia's revolution earlier this year sparked off uprisings that continue to reverberate across the Arab world. Malika Achour from the Tunisian union movement told festival goers at Tolpuddle exactly how it all began.
TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber has written to Bahrain's Ambassador to the UK calling on the Bahraini government to stop its extreme reprisals against trade unionists and citizens for peacefully calling for greater democracy and reform.
The authorities in Bahrain have launched an all-out attack on the trade union movement. Please send an urgent message of protest.
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