“I’m warning the government. They have to comply with the workers’ demands,” said Malek Bayoumi, president of Efitu, which was founded in opposition to a decades-old state monopoly on union activity. “It’s not planned yet, but they have to look after the workers, otherwise finally there will be a third revolution – in the factories, in the government, everywhere.”
Activists opposed to the authoritarianism of both the Brotherhood and the army are beginning to re-emerge, as Monday’s formation of a new revolutionary group indicated. Some of the most prominent names from the 2011 uprising – including Ahdaf Soueif, Ahmed Maher, and Alaa Abdel Fatah – congregated to introduce the movement, the Road of the Revolutionary Front.
Patrick Kingsley in Egypt faces third revolution unless workers’ demands are met, warns union (Guardian)