Join the social media action on 16 September to show support for Alexandria Shipyard workers

wpbanner_1Join the international day of action in solidarity with Alexandria Shipyard workers this Thursday

On 18 September, 26 workers from Alexandria Shipyard will find out the verdict in their military trial. Around half of them have been detained in appalling conditions in Alexandria’s overcrowded and filthy police station cells since May, when they were arrested for daring to demand their rights to health and safety at work, permanent contracts for temporary workers and the payment of overdue bonuses.

Egyptian trade union activists are appealing for international solidarity with the shipyard workers before the verdict in their case is announced. Please help spread the word and take action in the week before 18 September following the simple steps below:

  1. Sign up for our Thunderclap here: We need 100 supporters before 16 September. #FreetheAlexShipyardworkers

  2. Share the letter from Egyptian trade unionists calling for global solidarity with the shipyard workers with trade union colleagues:” The letter is also available in other languages:  [한국어] [ελληνικά] [français] [Español] [português]

  3. Send a message to President Sisi of Egypt calling on him to free the shipyard workers and end military trials for civilians. Write to: Office of the President Al Ittihadia Palace, Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt, Fax: +202 2 391 1441, Email:, Twitter: @AlsisiOfficial

  4. Organise a solidarity picture and share with us on Facebook ( and Twitter (@Egy_Solidarity). Download posters for your action here:

Background resources and further information are online here: