Interview: President of the Construction Workers’ & Carpenters’ Union

The following report from Khalud Jasim Muthana, President of the Construction Workers’ & Carpenters’ Union was given at the recent Conference of Iraqi trade unions organised by the ICFTU in Amman, Jordan to discuss the application of ILO Conventions in Iraq and the development of a labour code for the Iraqi constitution.
“After the fall of the Saddam regime, we began to organise in the construction industry. I was appointed as the President of the preparatory committee, which by 28th June 2004 comprised 42 workplace committees.”


“Our first conference was held at Baghdad central railway station and was attended by 250 workers