On 16 June 2012, Morocco port leader Said El Hairech was arrested for helping to defend stranded seafarers. He was officially charged with “sabotage and endangering national security”. ITF launched a “Free Said” international campaign that secured his release in 1 October 2012.
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Did you participate in the global action to Free Said? Please describe the action you took, what impact this had among ITF Arab World unions and their members. Have you called on the ITF family for solidarity or been involved in a dispute? Tell us about it here.
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What can transport worker unions do to push for rights in the Gulf States? Who can apply pressure on the governments of the Gulf State? How can ITF unions position themselves to influence these governments?
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The ITF has been intensely engaged in projects to resource and develop unions in the context of changing political systems and new democracies. How can we continue to support the unions in Egypt, Yemen, Iraq and Libya – in real and practical terms? How can unions in the region lead global solidarity initiatives when needed?
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