Egyptian independent unions join protests in Tahrir – solidarity needed

27 November 2012

The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (EFITU) issued a statement on Sunday, rejecting the Consitutional Declaration announced by President Mohamed Morsi and calling on workers to mobilise against the decree. Mass demonstrations have been called by opposition groups in protest at Morsi’s announcement.

What you can do:

  • Rush messages of solidarity to the Egyptian independent unions via EFITU ( – please copy to
  • Use this sign to take a picture message of solidarity with the aims of the revolution – you can send the pictures to us via Facebook, email or Twitter (@menasolidarity) and we will forward to colleagues in Egypt:
  • See our solidarity toolkit for signs you can print out in support of Egyptian workers’ right to strike and organise independent unions

Click here to read the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions statement

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