Sisters and Brothers,
It is great honour to address you today.
UNISON and its predecessor unions were known and respected by Iraqi trade unionists. It is therefore a pleasure for Iraqi workers to openly renew our friendship with your union through our trade union federation the IFTU that now organises legally in the post-Saddam Iraq.
UNISON’s principled position against the war and occupation of our country and now its call for the end of occupation and the return of sovereignty to Iraqis is highly appreciated by the IFTU.
Continue reading IFTU’s address to the International Rally at UNISON’s 11th National Conference, 21st June 2004.
Three Unions affiliated to the IFTU have successfully held national Conferences recently in Iraq.
On 31 May 2004, the Mechanic, Printing and Metalworkers’ union held its first open Conference in Baghdad.
IFTU President Rasem Alwady and first Vice President Hadi Ali attended the conference. Representatives of the Labour and Social Affairs and Justice Ministries were invited. The Conference was open to the media and other outside observers.
Continue reading “Workers’ conferences are a fundamental principle in building a democratic and united trade union movement in Iraq.”
Khalil Shawqi, subject of Iraqi film director Koutaiba Al-Janabi
The IFTU Foreign Representative, Abdullah Muhsin has attended two trade union conferences so far in June; the Construction workers’ union (UCATT) and the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS)
Continue reading IFTU attends British Trade Union conferences to strengthen our international links
Brussels, 9 June 2004 (ICFTU Online): With129 trade unionists killed worldwide and an upward swing in death threats, imprisonment and physical harassment; trade union rights continue to be violated across the world
Continue reading Global survey charts the spread of anti-union repression
A delegation of the IFTU participated in the 92nd ILO conference, which opened on 1 June 2004 in the ILO international Offices in Geneva.
Continue reading The IFTU participates in the International Labour Organisation (ILO) 92 conference, Geneva (June 2004)
Interview in the June edition of Autlook, the magazine of the Association of University Teachers (AUT) by Gary Kent
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The IFTU Foreign Representative Abdullah Muhsin addressed a successful fringe meeting at the NATFHE conference and the conference also passed the following Emergency Motion supporting the IFTU.
Continue reading IFTU addresses NATFHE National Conference fringe meeting, 30 May 2004 in Blackpool.
INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS
Brussels, 25th May 2004 (ICFTU Online): “The World Trade Organisation
(WTO) cannot afford to miss this opportunity to address the social
deficit that globalisation has opened up. Confidence in a fair
globalisation is waning. By reforming itself in line with the
recommendations of the World Commission report on the Social Dimension
of Globalisation, the WTO could help set a new course for a
globalisation which enfranchises the many rather than the few” said Guy
Ryder, General Secretary of the International Confederation of Free
Continue reading Reform WTO and other UN agencies to ensure fair globalisation, says