The Preparation for the GFIW National Conference.

The General Federation of Iraqi workers organize public seminars in preparation for the National Conference of the General Federation of Workers Iraq
In preparation for the National Council Conference of the General Federation of Iraqi workers have begun working with Its affiliated unions in Baghdad and across Iraq to achieve a successful end to this important national event. Unions in Baghdad and Iraq

The General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW): on the draft Oil and Gas Law

Statement issued by the
General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW)
on the draft Oil and Gas Law
To our great Iraqi people .. and the masses of the Iraqi working class ..
Iraq is rich with a variety of natural resources, in the forefront of which is the enormous oil wealth, that is the real nerve centre of the political and economic life of both Iraq and the world.

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Appeal: Solidarity with Journalists in Iraq,

The Initiative committee invites all those who human rights, freedom of expression and freedom of media to sign the call for solidarity with journalists in Iraq, in order to end their bitter suffering and to protect their lives and their rights and enable them to perform their humanitarian mission.
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Four Iraqi journalists killed in past three weeks

By Agence France Presse (AFP)
Friday, June 29, 2007
BAGHDAD: Four more Iraqi journalists have been killed in attacks across Iraq in the last three weeks, a media watchdog and police said Thursday. Louai Suleiman, a Christian working with a newspaper called Nineveh al-Hurra in the northern city of Mosul, and another man were found dead Wednesday, police said. They said the two men, who were also members of a local Christian cultural organization, were killed by gunmen in the city’s Al-Zuhur neighborhood. As more and more media outlets relocate to neighboring countries and the Kurdish north, “their local correspondents are left without any protection and their killers continue to operate with impunity,” the Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders said in a statement. One of the most recent victims was the journalist Rahim al-Maliki, a well-known poet who hosted cultural programs on the state-run Al-Iraqiyya television network before he was killed in a Baghdad hotel bombing Monday. Another veteran reporter, Hamid Abed Sarhan, 57, was ambushed and killed as he drove home Wednesday in the southern Baghdad district of Al-Saeediyya, the organization said, citing the Journalists Union. A third journalist, Aref Ali Falih, a correspondent for Aswat al-Iraq (Voices of Iraq) was killed in a June 11 car bomb in the town of Khalis, northeast of the capital. – AFP
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227 deaths of journalists and media workers since the invasion of Iraq

The Iraqi Journalists Union:
227 deaths of journalists and media workers since the invasion of Iraq.
The Iraqi Journalists Union said in statement on Tuesday 12 of June that 227 journalists and media staff were killed since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The Union demanded that the Iraqi government and the American forces to “take necessary measures to protect journalists.” Al-Alami the Head of the Union said “the real number of Iraqi journalists who were killed in the country since the occupation forces stood at 227 people;” with others “15 are still missing.” He added that “the targeting and killing of journalists compelled the union to form a committee to provide ways to ensure safety of journalists during their work.
Reporters without Borders reported that more than 90% of these are Iraqis who were murdered by death squads or the rebel groups in order to prevent them from performing their duty and in the name of the employing which follow often to the local political team.
Al-Alami criticized the American forces for the raid they carried on the headquarters of the Journalists Union on the 20th of February 2007.
On Monday UNESCO issued a statement expressed its concern about the rise number and tragic death of journalists killed in Iraq, calling on the Iraqi authorities and the international community to make every effort to put an end to these crimes.

Four strategic factories in Basra decided to hold a general strike action.

Workers have decided to take strike action in response to the government decision to abolish the system of self-financing currently in place.
Brother Hadar Aqidi a union official said that Iron and steel and paper, fertilizers and petrochemicals factories have decided together to launch strike action.
Workers at the above factories have conducted sporadic strikes demanding higher salaries and improvement of working conditions.