Journalists receive training in Basra
BAGHDAD, 9 April 2007 (IRIN) – The arrests, abductions and murders of journalists in Iraq are severely limiting the ability of media outlets to effectively report the escalating humanitarian crises in the war-torn country, specialists say
The ITUC fully supports the International Chemical, Energy and Mine Workers
Brother Najim was abducted by criminal militias in Baghdad on the afternoon of the 27th March 2007 . His body was found three day later on 30 March 2007. Signs of torture were evident all over his body.
Continue reading The GFIW mourns the death of martyr Najim Abd-Jasem the General Secretary of the Mechanic Workers Union.
On Wednesday 4 April workers staged a day strike at Mula Abdullah Plant in Kirkuk calling on the plant management and the local authorities to provide security while performing out the duties.
Many workers were kidnapped and killed in the recent months and seven of the strikers colleagues were killed the same day while they were on their way to work.
The strikers threatened cut supply if the Government the PM Nuri Al Maliki and Kirkuk Local authority do not respond to just their demands.
Thursday 5 April, more than 450 municipals workers at the main Water Drainage system in Karbala protested outside the main office of Karbala governor calling on him to improve their working condition, increase their wages and health care.
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 was shocked and appalled to hear 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). The whole ICEM joins the GFIW in mourning the death of martyr Najim Abd-Jasem.
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On Monday 2 April workers at Karbala Technical College staged a day protest outside the main office of Karbala Governor calling on the local authorities to increase their wages to meet the rising inflation.
Eleven electricity plant workers were murdered as they drove to work in the city of Kurkuk northern Iraq on Wednesday 4 april 2007 .