UNESCO, IFJ and the British Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the International Media Support in Danmark organized an International Conference on Charter of Social and Professional Rights, Media Freedom and the Iraqi Constitution

IFJ Iraq Journalism Development Programme 2005-2006
Report of International Conference on Charter of Social and Professional Rights,
Media Freedom and the Iraqi Constitution
Amman, 15-17th August 2005
Introduction
The IFJ signed a six-month contract with UNESCO in July 2005 to carry out a programme of work with journalists in Iraq. This programme provided the opportunity to continue activities put in place following the 18-month project with the Solidarity Centre of the AFL-CIO in the United States.

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Iraqi Workers Federation Speech at the Labour Friends of Iraq fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference.

IWF Speech at the labour Party Conference 28 September 2005
I would like to extend the warm greetings of the newly formed Iraqi Workers Federation (IWF) to each one of you. Thank you very much for your support and we proudly applaud the solidarity work of Unison in supporting the development of emerging Iraqi free, independent and democratic unions.

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IWF President sends message to the Labour Party Conference

September 29, 2005
Iraqi Workers Federation (IWF) formely, the IFTU President sends message to the Labour Party Conference
Supporting the democratic process in Iraq
Monday 26 September 2005
Freedom to live our lives in peace
By Rasem Alawady, President of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) and member of the Iraqi National Assembly

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What is the GFIW?

The General Federation of Iraqi Workers is the main national trade union centre in Iraq. It bring workers together regardless of gender, age religion and ethnicity in pursuit of commons aims of a free and democratic Iraq with a prosperous economy , where Iraqi workers enjoy better working condition, fair wages and safer environment for themselves and their families.

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IFTU President, Rasem Alawady addresses British trade unionists at TUC 2005 Conference

The President of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), Rasem Alawady addressed a fringe meeting of British trade unionists on Wednesday 14 September on the most recent dramatic developments on the situation for trade unionists in Iraq. The meeting was sponsored by UNISON, Britain’s largest union and chaired by Sue Rogers, Treasurer of teachers’ union NASUWT and Chair of the British TUC’s Iraq Solidarity Committee. UNISON Deputy General Secretary, Keith Sonnet who has recently returned from a trade union delegation to Iraqi Kurdistan also addressed the meeting.

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Iraqi government Decree 875 marks critical moment in post-Saddam politics

The Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions London Office reports today on the latest developments in respect of trade union and workers’ rights in Iraq. The full text of a statement adopted by the Executive Committee of the IFTU is available now on the Arabic language section of this website and will shortly be available here on the English language section.
On 8 August, 2005 The Council of Ministers of the Iraqi Republic issued a Decree No. 875, which was signed by the Cabinet General Secretary and which marks a critical moment in post-Saddam Iraqi politics.

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