The Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions and all its 139 affiliated unions, with their collective membership of 1,670,000, call on the Egyptian people (youth, workers and peasants) to block any attempts to prevent the implementation of the demands of the revolution through the recreation of the old regime by its criminal tools.
Therefore the Federation announces the following:
1. The trial of all those implicated in violence and killing of revolutionaries, since the beginning of the January revolution until now, must begin immediately before revolutionary courts acting with the legitimate authority of the 25 January Revolution.
2. We reject the appointment of Dr. Kamal al-Ganzoury as Prime Minister of Egypt.
3. We demand an immediate start to the process of handing over power to a civilian presidential council and a national salvation government which is to be chosen by the genuine revolutionaries in Tahrir Square.
We call on all workers and peasants to participate in the Egyptian revolution in all the workplaces and in all the ‘Tahrir Squares’ across the country, because the great Egyptian people, which made the revolution against Mubarak’s corrupt regime, must displace the rest of his remaining followers.
Great people of Egypt! The workers and peasants of Egypt and her honourable revolutionaries are preparing to build a national democratic civil state in which the demands of our revolution will be realised:
Bread — Freedom — Social Justice
All power to the people —
Glory to the martyrs and to the great people of Egypt!
Cf. “Rally to Honour Revolution’s Martyrs on Friday” (Ahram Online, 30 November 2011); “Martyrs of the Egyptian Revolution” (Mosireen, 1 December 2011); “Leaders of Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) announced on Thursday that their party received almost 40 per cent of the votes in the first round of Egypt’s first post-Mubarak parliamentary polls. . . . Preliminary results also show that Salafist parties — which espouse an ultra-conservative brand of Islam — were the main rivals to FJP candidates, receiving no less than 20 per cent of the vote. According to press reports, Islamist parties in general may have captured as many as 120 seats out of a total of 168 seats up for grabs in the first stage” (Gamal Essam El-Din, “Brotherhood’s FJP Secures 40% of the Vote in 1st Round of Egypt’s Elections,” Ahram Online, 1 December 2011).