Thursday, September 27, 2007

"According to Business Today, despite the repression of independent labor activity, Egypt has seen more than 200 worker protests a year in recent years. Some are small in scale. For example, in November, 2005 a Cairo metro driver followed the company rules and refused to let a judge ride illegally in the driver’s cabin. A few days latter he found himself arrested and charged with assaulting the judge. Thereupon 30 metro workers staged a three-hour sit-in on the downtown tracks. The worker was released from prison and reinstated." (thanks Aldo)