Egyptian Trade Union Federation

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Full name Egyptian Trade Union Federation
Founded 1957; 61 years ago (1957)
Members about 6 million workers
Affiliation ICATU, OATUU
Key people Gebaly Mohamed Gebaly, Chairman
Abdel Monem al-Gamal, Deputy Chairman
Office location Cairo, Egypt

The Egyptian Trade Union Federation (ETUF) is a trade union based in Cairo, Egypt.

History and profile[edit]

The ETUF was founded in 1957 as a state-controlled union. Until 2011 all unions other than the ETUF were banned.[1] During the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 ETUF leaders were active in defending the Mubarak regime, including participating in attacks on peaceful protestors.[2]


  1. ^ Adly, Amr. "Low-Cost Authoritarianism: The Egyptian Regime and Labor Movement Since 2013". Carnegie Middle East Centre. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Bassiouni, Mustafa. "Reforming Egypt's State-Led Trade Union: A Cautionary Tale". Al-Akhbar. Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  • ICTUR; et al., eds. (2005). Trade Unions of the World (6th ed.). London, UK: John Harper Publishing. ISBN 0-9543811-5-7.