IFTU-Transport & Communication Workers’ Union takes direct action to re-open its National Office

At the recent conference of the IFTU-affiliated Transport & Communication Workers’ Union delegates unanimously passed a motion instructing the newly elected union leadership to reclaim the union’s Baghdad office building closed since December 6 2003 by an act of illegal aggression by troops of the occupation authority.

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INTERVIEW WITH SUBHI ABDULLAH MASHADANI, GENERAL SECRETARY IRAQI FEDERATION OF TRADE UNIONS (IFTU)

Subhi Abdullah Mashadani recently completed a succesful visit to Britain at the invitation of Bob Crow, General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime & Transport Workers (RMT) to speak at RMT’s Annual General Meeting in Portsmouth. He was also given the opportunity to address delegates at the conference of Britain’s largest union, UNISON when conference standing orders were suspended at the request of UNISON President Dave Anderson. Here he is interviewed by RMT member Alex Gordon on the current situation for trade unionists in Iraq and the IFTU’s hopes for the future.
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IFTU representative Abdullah Muhsin interprets for Subhi Al Mashdani

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Subhi Al Mashadani – IFTU General Secretary completes a successful visit to British labour movement

Subhi Al Mashadani, the IFTU General Secretary came to Britain at the end of June at the invitation of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) to address their 2004 Annual General Meeting in Portsmouth. He attended the RMT’s AGM together with the IFTU Foreign Representative in the UK, Abdullah Muhsin.

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UNISON’s 11th National Conference extends the hand of friendship and solidarity to the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU)

The IFTU was proud to accept an invitation to address the International Rally on 21 June organised by Britain’s largest trade union, UNISON at their 11th National Conference.
The Camden Branch of UNISON had already taken the initiative of organising a fringe meeting at the Conference supported by UNISON’s London Region, in defence of workers’ rights in occupied Iraq on 23 June at which the IFTU were invited to speak.

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