On 19 and 20 May, leaders of Egypt's new, independent trade union movement will be speaking in Britain.
The Egyptian Revolution was prepared by groups of workers struggling to build independent trade unions - and since the fall of Mubarak, union organisation, workers' protests and strikes have spread like wildfire.
Between 18 and 21 May, Kamal Abbas and Tamer Fathy from Egypt's href="http://www.ctuws.com">Centre for Trade Union and Workers' Services and Federation for Independent Unions will be visiting the UK, hosted by Egypt Workers' Solidarity.
On 19 May Kamal will be speaking at the Fire Brigades Union conference in Southport, and at an EWS public meeting in Liverpool. On 20 May, the comrades will meet union leaders and activists at the TUC, and Kamal will then speak at another public meeting in London.
Liverpool: 6pm, Thursday 19 May; Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Ranelagh Place, Liverpool L3 5UL
London, 6.30pm, Friday 20 May; Room G3, School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
The London meeting will also hear solidarity messages from John McDonnell MP, Eammon Lynch of the RMT, and Michael Chessum of the National Union of Students NEC. Chair: Janine Booth, RMT national executive.
The Liverpool meeting will hear greetings from: Pete Middleman, PCS Regional Secretary; Tom Unterrainer, Nottingham NUT joint secretary. Chaired by Elaine Jones, Wirral Trades Council and Merseyside Women Against the Cuts
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07984 163 770
Some 2008 background articles on Kamal Abbas and the CTUWS
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