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The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt

Cover for The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt
Washington, DC: Solidarity Center, 2010; Arabic edition: (Cairo, 2010).
Nov 2010

Justice for All: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt examines Egypt’s current labor laws, how they align with international labor conventions, the Egyptian government’s record of enforcing of those laws, and whether its actions comply with each international core labor standard. The report comes at a time when workers in the thousands are holding an unprecedented number of strikes over a wide range of worker rights abuses.

The information in Justice for All: The Struggle for Worker Rights in Egypt was gathered from interviews with worker activists and grassroots trade unionists at the enterprise level, labor support organizations and human rights NGOs in Egypt, and a variety of secondary sources such as the media.

The principal author is Dr. Joel Beinin, Professor of Middle East History and Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University.