The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 105 million workers in 132 countries around the globe, conveys its solidarity to the workers and the people of Egypt, after the collision of two trains in Sohag province on Friday, where more than 20 people were killed and several others got injured. Also, at least 18 people were killed and 24 injured when a ten-store apartment building collapsed in Cairo on Saturday.
We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wish a quick recovery to the injured persons. We call upon the workers in Egypt to strengthen their struggle for safe transportation and housing for them and their families and for the improvement of their working and living conditions. We demand compensation and support of the families of the victims and safe housing for the people of the building that collapsed.