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Police storm Suez factory and arrest striking workers

Dozens of worker activists were reported to have been arrested after Egyptian security forces stormed the IFFCO oils and soap factory in Suez on 3 January to break up a strike over cuts to bonuses. The violent attack on the IFFCO workers is only the latest in a spate of arrests aimed at breaking workers’…

Military police surround striking workers at Alexandria Shipyard (pic via No Military Trials on Facebook)

Special report: How the Alexandria Shipyard workers’ defiance of the generals sparked a new solidarity movement

Workers at the Alexandria Shipyard Company have been victimised and dragged before a military court for standing up for their rights at work, but a growing solidarity movement is putting the generals under pressure, Hisham Fouad reports from Egypt The Alexandria Shipyard Company is located in Alexandria governorate, the second biggest Egyptian city and one…