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In Egypt the State Run Unions Are Loyal Servants of SCAF

Thursday, February 16, 2012
photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy

Bus drivers are forced back to work by their union bosses and made to put up signs denouncing the strike (photo by Hossam el-Hamalawy).

In the past, the state backed unions played a central role in controlling and/or mobilizing the working class on behalf of Mubarak. Today, the continue to be the loyal servants of the regime and its new masters, the army junta.

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