1 May 2008
The Iraqi Communist Party Celebrates May Day with big rally and march in Baghdad
The Iraqi Communist Party celebrated May Day with a big mass rally in Firdos Square in central Baghdad, followed by a march to the headquarters of the party. The rally and march were attended by leaders of the party, including the Secretary of its Central Committee, Comrade Hameed Majid Mousa. Thousands of trade unionists, members democratic organisations and people participated, carrying banners greeting the Iraqi working class on International Workers’ Day.
Brussels, 29 February 2008 : Shihab Al-Timini, President of Iraqi Union of Journalists succumbed on February 27th to wounds sustained in a targeted attack by gunmen last week-end. He suffered a heart attack and died in hospital where he was taken after sustaining wounds to the stomach, shoulder and face when his car was hit by a hail of bullets in the attack.
The International Federation of Journalists today expressed deep regret and shock at the death of the President of the Iraqi Union of Journalists in Baghdad who has succumbed to wounds sustained in a targeted attack by gunmen at the weekend.
Shihab Al-Timimi, 75, suffered a heart attack today and died in hospital where he was taken after sustaining wounds to the stomach, shoulder and face when his car was hit by a hail of bullets in the attack. His son Rabei was also in the car and was slightly injured. Please click here for more….. www.ifj.org
28 February 2008
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Iraqi delegates: a call for solidarity
A delegation of Iraqi transport workers visited the UK last week to call for international solidarity with Iraqi trade unionists who are facing the brunt of anti-union laws. For more information please click here: www.itfglobal.org
Senior Iraqi journalist wounded in attack
TUC condemns attempt to kill Iraqi journalists’ leader
The TUC has joined Iraqi unions and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in condemning the attempt to assassinate the President of the Iraqi Union of Journalists in Baghdad this morning (Saturday). For more information please click here: www.tuc.org.uk
Teachers’ union wins pay
TUC supports campaign to stop violence against Iraqi women
Oil unions join the world trade union movement
Transport workers coming in February
Teachers’ union leaders are coming to Birmingham