Harry Barnes, A former Labour Party British MP Reports on the murder of Brother Najim Abd Jasem
Ref : ICEM07/ENGC/37
Brussels, 3 April 2007
Prime Minister of Iraq Jawad al-Maliki
Dear Prime Minister,
On behalf of the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers Unions, the Global Union Federation, representing 20 million workers in the Mine, Energy, Chemical and related Process Industries I wish to express to you my utter condemnation of the abduction, torture and subsequent murder of Najim Abd-Jasem the General Secretary of the Mechanic Workers Union, a member union of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW).
Continue reading The ICEM General Secretary Protets to the Iraqi PM about the killing of the Mechanics Workers Union General Secretary, Brother Najim Abd Jasem
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الاتحاد العام لعمال العراق يشارك في اعمال
الدورة الرابعة والثلاثين لمؤتمر العمل العربي
شارك السيد هادي علي لفته الامين العام للاتحاد العام لعمال العراق ضمن الوفد العراقي لمؤتمر العمل العربية الذي انعقد في شرم الشيخ