Egyptian independent trade unionists’ declaration
Cairo, 19 February 2011
Revolution – Freedom – Social Justice
O heroes of the 25 January revolution! We, workers and trade unionists from different workplaces which have seen strikes, occupations and demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of workers across Egypt during the current period, feel it is right to unite the demands of striking workers that they may become an integral part of the goals of our revolution, which the people of Egypt made, and for which the martyrs shed their blood.
We present to you a workers’ programme which brings together our just demands, in order to reaffirm the social aspect of this revolution and to prevent the revolution being taken away from those at its base who should be its beneficiaries.
The workers’ demands which we raised before the 25 January revolution and were part of the prelude to this glorious revolution are:
Ahmad Kamal Salah, Employee of the Meteorological Office
Hossam Muhammad Abdallah Ali, Health Technicians
Sayyida Al-Sayyid Muhammad Fayiz, Nurse
Ashraf Abd al-Wanis, Al-Fayyum Sugar Refinery
Abd-al-Qadir Mansur, Umar Effendi Department Store
Hafiz Nagib Muhammad, Future Pipes Co, 6th October City
Muhammad Hassan, Egypt – Helwan Textiles Co.
Mahmud Abd-al-Munsaf Al-Alwani, Tura Cement
Ali Mahmud Nagi, Egyptian Commercial Pharmaceutical Co.
Umar Muhammad Abd-al-Aziz, Hawamidiyya Sugar Refinery
Muhammad Galal, Egyptian Pharmaceuticals
Shazli Sawi Shazli, Suez Fertilisers Co.
Muhammad Ibrahim Hassan, Military Factory No.45
Wasif Musa Wahba, Military Factory No. 999
Gamil Fathi Hifni, General Transport Authority
Adil Abd-al-Na’im, Cairo General Contractors
Ali Hassan Abu Aita, Al-Qanah Rope Co., Port Sa’id
Hind Abd-al-Gawad Ibrahim, Information Centre
Hamada Abu-Zaid, Information Centre
Muhammad Khairy Zaid, Information Centre
Hatim Salah Sayyid, General Authority for Cultural Centres
Muhammad Abd-al-Hakim, National Postal Authority
Ahmad Islam, International Ibex Co.
Tariq Sayyid Mahmud, Military Factory 99
Nabil Mahmud, Military Factory 999
Mahmud Shukri, Trade unionist
Ahmad Faruq, Military Factory 999
Usama Al-Sayyid, Military Factory 999
Yasir Al-Sayyid Ibrahim, Future Pipe Industries
Mahmud Ali Ahmad, Tannery workers
Abd-al-Rasul Abd-al-Ghani, Future workers
Ali Al-Sayyid Umar, Effendi Department Store
Kamal Abu Aita, Property Tax Collectors (RETAU)
Ahmad Abd-al-Sabur, Property Tax Collectors (RETAU)
Salah Abd-al-Hamid, Property Tax Collectors (RETAU)
Mahmud Umar, Property Tax Collectors (RETAU)
Khalid Galal Muhammad, Worker
Muhammad Zaki Isma’il, Petrotrade Co.