Solidarity Day with NGOs to Abolish Decree 8750

Solidarity Day with NGOs to Abolish Decree 8750
The “Co-ordinating Committee for the NGOs Conference” has considered the 6th of February a day of solidarity for abolishing the government Decree 8750, issued on 8 August 2005. The Committee, that includes the Iraqi Council for Peace and Solidarity and the Unions and Associations Co-ordinating Committee, held meetings yesterday at the headquarters of both the Engineers Association and the Peace Council. Banners were also raised at the buildings of all unions and vocational organisations. The “Co-ordinating Committee for the NGOs Conference” had issued an Urgent Appeal, addressed to the President, the government, the parliament and the leaders of political parties. It was distributed to the local, Arab and international media.

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Hamid Majid Mousa, the ICP Secretary General meets Iraqi Unions Co-ordinating Committee to discuss the implications of Decree No. 8750.

Iraqi CP Leader Receives Delegation of Unions and Associations
Hamid Majid Mousa, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party, received a delegation of the Unions Co-ordinating Committee on 7 February 2006.

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TUC Iraq Bulletin

The British TUC Iraq Solidarity Committee has published its second bi-monthly report outlining its work with Iraqi trade unions. A PDF version is available for download here.
More attacks on Iraqi unions
The General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW) formed out of three Iraqi union confederations last autumn (see issue one) has formally complained to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director General about further attacks on the independence of the trade union movement by the Iraqi Government.

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Iraq: ICFTU Condemns Murder of trade union leader

UNI Brussels, 25 January
(ICFTU OnLine) Alaa Issa Khalaf, a member of the Executive Board of the Baghdad branch of the mechanics union, and a prominent member of the recently created General Federation of Iraqi Workers, GFIW, has been killed. He was shot dead at around 7.30 am on January 25 by several unidentified men as he left for work from his home in Baghdad.

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The IWF Strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in the Jordanian capital.

The IWF Strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in the Jordanian capital.
The IWF conveys its condolences to the people of Jordan, the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) and their families who have been tragically affected by these attacks, which killed over 60 people and injured hundreds of others.
The IWF send its condolence and solidarity to the President of the Jordanian trade union centre.
The IWF
London office
14 November 2005