The battle for Egypt’s doctors' union

Know this name: Dr. Mona Mena, the female doctor who has ended the Muslim Brotherhood’s control over Egypt’s Doctors Syndicate after 28 years of total domination! A broad independent coalition has won 11 of the 12 seats available on the Doctors Syndicate's main board, ending the longstanding dominance of the Islamist group over the body.
 

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Iron and steel workers demand pay

 

Workers from the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company notified the Qasr al-Nil police station on Sunday of an expected organised demonstration in front of the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Cairo’s Garden City area next Wednesday.

 

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Doctors to start ‘partial strike’ on 1 January

 

Doctors in Egypt plan to start a ‘partial strike’ on 1 January, as per a decision taken during an emergency session of the General Assembly of the Doctor’s Syndicate on Friday.

 

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Can Egypt’s independent unions be alternative to official ones?

The birth of independent workers unions in Egypt was not linked to the January 25 Revolution, as many think. Their beginning was in 2009 with the establishment of the first union for state property tax workers on the basis of the treaty of the International Labor Organization, which guarantees workers the right to associate and to organize.

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Striking iron and steel workers weld shut factory gates in Helwan

 

Approximately 5,000 workers at the Egyptian Iron and Steel Company’s (HADISOLB) Helwan factory entered their seventh day of strikes Monday, demanding payment of their profit share, an improvement of working standards and the removal of the company’s board members.

 

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