Egypt 

WFTU supports the demands of the workers in Egypt

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 105 million workers in 132 countries all over the globe, joins its voice with the one of the workers of the textile factory Ghazl Kafr el-Dawar, where seven thousand workers are employed, and we ask the government to satisfy the rightful demands of the workers. The textile sector is of strategic importance, in which Egypt has a tradition of centuriesand it is not acceptable job positions to be lost and working families to starve. We support the struggle of the workers against the…

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No to military contracts with the Egyptian dictatorship!

The Egyptian people had given a lesson to the world with their peaceful revolution of Tahrir Square which had overthrown the dictator Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Unsatisfied with his reforms, it had also overthrown President Mohamed Morsi in 2013… Today, we are back to dictatorship, with Marshal Abdel Fattah al Sissi, who ensured his own international impunity by choosing to ally with the United States of Donald Trump, but also by buying military equipment from France.

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Speech given by comrade Kapenga Kandolo Vincent of the DR Congo at the African Conference organized by WFTU and ETUF on 1 and 2 November 2018 in Cairo

Comrade President of the ETUF, Comrades participants,    Given the very limited available time for this statement, and on behalf of the workers of the DR Congo, our country, we want to convey to you our greetings and thanks for having thought of us and for inviting us to participate in this important activity about the workers’ movement in Africa in the 21st century.    In principle,  it is a matter of awareness that we must have as Africans today, an awareness of what Africa should be tomorrow, an awareness…

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WFTU participation in the 45th Session of ALO

The World Federation of Trade Unions participates in the 45th Session of ALC which is taking place in Cairo, Egypt from 8-15 April 2018 with the participation of trade unions from the whole Arab World. The participation of the WFTU affirms the historic bonds among the Arab workers and the International class oriented trade union movements which dates from the foundation of the WFTU.

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