Tuesday, 4 October 2016
I sent you this message last week, but I'm not sure you saw it. These workers need our support today, so if you can -- please add your name to this important campaign. Thanks.
In late May this year, workers at the shipyard docks in Alexandria, Egypt organized a peaceful protest. Company management had refused to negotiate with them and rejected their demands.
Following their protest, the workers were summoned by the the military prosecution for interrogation. Fifteen workers presented themselves voluntarily and were surprised when they were all apprehended (except for one woman worker who was released on bail). A warrant was issued against the remaining eleven workers.
Today, the workers remain in jail as they await sentencing. Those jailed workers and their families have no incomes, while the other workers are on the run and could be jailed at any time.
The Center for Trade Union and Worker Services (CTUWS) has asked for our help to publicize this gross violation of human rights. Together we've launched an online campaign demanding the release of the jailed workers.
Please show your support:
And please share this message with your friends, family and fellow union members.