The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 105 million workers in 132 countries all over the globe, joins its voice with the one of the workers of the textile factory Ghazl Kafr el-Dawar, where seven thousand workers are employed, and we ask the government to satisfy the rightful demands of the workers. The textile sector is of strategic importance, in which Egypt has a tradition of centuriesand it is not acceptable job positions to be lost and working families to starve. We support the struggle of the workers against the demolition of the factory.
We are also in solidarity with the workers of the company Delta for fertilizers and chemical industries in Talkha, Dakahlia, whose jobs are endangered by the planned relocation of the factory in which they work. We demand the release of the workers arrested during the workers’ protests at the factory.