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:
Sign up for our Thunderclap here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/46556-free-the-alex-shipyard-workers We need 100 supporters before 16 September. #FreetheAlexShipyardworkers
Share the letter from Egyptian trade unionists calling for global solidarity with the shipyard workers with trade union colleagues: https://egyptsolidarityinitiative.org/alexshipyardopenletter/” The letter is also available in other languages: [한국어] [ελληνικά] [français] [Español] [português]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter: @AlsisiOfficial
Organise a solidarity picture and share with us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/egypt.solidarity.initiative/) and Twitter (@Egy_Solidarity). Download posters for your action here: https://egyptsolidarityinitiative.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/alexshipyard_a4poster.pdf
Background resources and further information are online here: https://egyptsolidarityinitiative.org/alexshipyard/