Electricity workers staged one strike at one of the main plant in Kirkuk.

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.

The ICEM General Secretary Brother Manfred Wards Sends a Letter of Condolences to the Family of Martyr Najim Abd Jasem and the GFIW Executive Committee

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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The ICEM General Secretary Protets to the Iraqi PM about the killing of the Mechanics Workers Union General Secretary, Brother Najim Abd Jasem

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Ref : ICEM07/ENGC/37
Brussels, 3 April 2007
Prime Minister of Iraq Jawad al-Maliki
iraqigov@yahoo.com
Dear Prime Minister,
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 wish to express to you my utter condemnation 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).

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