A solidarity appeal from the independent Egyptian Property Tax Collectors’ Union (RETAU)
“When I spoke in London two years ago, I said, ‘In Egypt the workers’ movement is opening the door of freedom.’
Now we have seen that come true. Mubarak going has opened the door to trade union freedom. And we will support freedom around the world.
For so many years we were doing it on our own, fighting against a police state, and all the official trade unions which were tools of the government.
Now we’ll have free trade unions, free opinion and free political parties.
When we went out to the workers, that was the turning point in this revolution. We went to the factories and offices and told people the truth.
We brought the workers onto the streets and the regime cracked.
We want to thank you for your solidarity. We learnt from your struggles. We still need your support.
We’re not talking about money, but about solidarity. Above all we want to learn together, to exchange ideas to build our common struggle.”
Tarek Mustafa, national treasurer, RETAU
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