Thursday, February 10, 2011

Egypt labor unrest spreads as bus drivers strike



It is obvious that this great Egyptian revolution has tremendous staying power, is organized, systematic, and intelligent.

As was stated many times, general labor open-ended strikes should be an important part of bringing this rotten regime down. This is a new segment of labor that is joining the revolution. It is killing two birds with one stone: It is stopping work, but also paralyzing the transport sector.

We need to see the universities (students and faculty) declare an open-ended nationwide strike.

"CAIRO – Bus drivers and public transport workers in Cairo joined thousands of state employees on strike Thursday in spreading labor unrest that has pumped further strength and momentum into Egypt's wave of anti-government protests. With its efforts to manage the crisis failing, the government warned of the potential for a coup....."

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