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Take action in solidarity with Alexandria Shipyard workers before the verdict in their military trial

Solidarity with Alexandria Shipyard workersOn September 18, twenty-six 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 September 18 following the simple steps below:

1. Sign up for our Thunderclap here: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/46556-free-the-alex-shipyard-workers

We need 100 supporters before September 16.

2. Share the letter from Egyptian trade unionists calling for global solidarity with the shipyard workers with trade union colleagues using the following text: “Egyptian trade unionists appeal for solidarity with Alexandria Shipyard workers facing a military court for defending their rights at work https://egyptsolidarityinitiative.org/alexshipyardopenletter/” 

The letter will also soon be available in other languages, check the links on the English version for more information.

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: p.spokesman@op.gov.eg, Twitter: @AlsisiOfficial

4. 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/