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The Executive Council of the Arab Union of Textile Workers begins its sessions

The Chairman of the Executive Council of the Arab Union of Spinning, Textile and Garment Workers, Fathallah Al-Omrani, and the President of the General Union of Spinning and Weaving in Jordan, opened the work of the Executive Council meeting, welcoming attendees from delegations of Arab and African countries, in the presence of the heads of 9 general unions in the textile sector in all of: Iraq , Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Syria, Algeria, Bahrain, Sudan, Egypt, the headquarters country, and the Egyptian General Union of Spinning and Weaving Workers, which is hosting the ninth conference of the Arab Union. Fathallah expressed his great happiness with this gathering, which sets its sights on uniting, caring for, and defending the rights of textile workers across the Arab world, coordinating among them, and contributing to defending their labor interests and preserving their economic, political, and social rights, as well as achieving common interests and championing the issues of this issue. The broad sector, and unifying visions to advance this important industry.

The Chairman of the Executive Council said that one of the roles of the Arab Union is to guarantee the rights of the worker and provide him with social and health security, as well as unifying labor legislation that concerns this broad sector.

For his part, Abdel Fattah Ibrahim, Secretary General of the Arab Union of Spinning, Weaving and Clothing Workers and President of the General Union of Spinning and Textile Workers, welcomed during his speech at the Executive Council meeting the participants from Arab countries on the land of Egypt, the land of civilization and history, wishing them a pleasant stay and a pleasant time. Taiba in Egypt, the land of the oldest civilizations that were founded on the hands of its people, stressing that the greatest credit for the continuation and prosperity of this ancient civilization is due to the ancient Egyptian’s belief in the value of work, and his sanctification of production.


&nbsp Reviewing the history of the textile industry in Egypt as one of the most important industries that Egyptians have known throughout their history, and in the modern era it has transformed into one of the most important pillars of the Egyptian economy, explaining that the real beginning of this industry was in 1927 with the establishment of textile companies, and Egypt’s transformation from an importing country. Spinning and weaving to an exporting country.

The Secretary-General of the Arab and International Federations for Spinning and Weaving and the head of the General Syndicate of Spinning and Weaving went on to say that the economic policies and various decisions taken in the eighties and nineties were the cause of the deterioration of the textile industry, and the spinning workers suffered. And textile is one of these decisions.

He stressed that the Egyptian state and its political leadership, represented by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, now have ambitious economic plans to restore the textile industry to its previous state, by developing and modernizing the factories of the textile sector, through modernizing machinery and equipment. With the help of the experience of major international companies in this field, and in parallel with raising the efficiency of the current equipment in those factories, in accordance with the best technical and financing offers, as well as technical support and vocational training for workers.

Regarding the participation of the Libyan side, Khalifa Al-Mabrouk, Deputy President of the Arab Union of Textile Workers, President of the General Union of Spinning and Weaving in Libya, stressed the importance of investing in modern technology and continuous training of workers to raise production efficiency and improve the quality of Arab products in global markets.

He also stressed the importance of updating union laws and legislation to enhance Protecting workers’ rights and improving working conditions, leading to a more stable and productive work environment.


Yaqoub Yousef, President of the Bahrain Trade Union, and President of the General Union of Textile Workers, extended his sincere greetings to his country’s workers in support. And in support of this major conference that contributes to supporting and developing the textile industry at the global level.

The President of the Bahrain Trade Union stressed the importance of supporting this industry, which is in dire need of cooperation among everyone to preserve it and its workers.


For her part, Hoda Al-Alusi, head of the General Syndicate of Spinning and Weaving in Iraq, expressed her hope to make the most of Egypt’s experience in preserving the rights of its workers, and to achieve Arab reunification for textile workers, especially after what they were subjected to. Deterioration in recent periods.

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