Labor Rights

Report | Trade Unions Law & Implementing Regulations Contravene the Constitution & International Conventions

This paper is released after issuing the Trade Union Organizations and Protection of the Right to Organize Law no. 213 of the year 2017, along with its implementing regulation; in addition to issuing the resolution no. 36 of the year 2018 on the guidelines for trade union organizations, and the resolution no. 37 of the year 2018 on the trade union election dates.

Having desired to know to what extent the law and its implementing regulations attain the foundations of the right to organize and its freedom, we perceived to begin with the Constitution’s trade unions-related articles as well as the conventions and agreements signed by Egypt and became equivalent to enforceable laws. That is for being the objective criteria by which we assess the law and identify whether it already protects the right to organize- as alleged by its legislators-or it is a mere slogan, and the law implies an express attack on this right.

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