Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Egypt: workers strike for better conditions and against corruption

Egyptian workers and their struggles have not been covered much by western media but Egypt has a long history of Trade Union and workers' struggles. This is only a short clip but it is noticable that there is an absence of women workers while in the uprising that toppled Mubarak women were prominent. This would be discrimination against women in employment by the employers, the organized Labor sector, and the state under Mubarak.  Hopefully these workers' struggles can link more closely with the revolutionary youth who have been so prominent in the Arab Spring and demand more equal rights for women.

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