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ETUF threatens strike against manpower minister

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Egypt’s official trade unions federation threatened a general workers’ strike to demand the sacking of the manpower minister due to his support for independent unions. Ismail Fahmy, acting head of the official Egyptian Trade Unions Federation (ETUF), threatened Saturday that workers’ syndicates will organize a general strike demanding the dismissal of Manpower …


‘Our fights with Egypt will end’, says ITUC sec-gen

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Secretary General of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said Monday that she is optimistic of the future of labor movement in Egypt and will provide support to independent trade unions. Sharan Barrow hailed the new labor law suggested by Minister of Manpower Ahmed Al-Bora’y, saying it “will end old fights with …


ETUF to schedule a meeting with PM, sector protests continue

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: As labor strikes continued, the Egyptian Trade Unions Federation (ETUF) said Sunday that it will schedule a meeting with Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq to discuss labor problems and the future of syndicate activity in Egypt. The ETUF board members agreed in their emergency meeting following “political developments in the country” that syndicate …


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