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
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.
Continue reading 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
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.
Continue reading Iraqi Workers Federation Speech at the Labour Friends of Iraq fringe meeting at 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
Continue reading IWF President sends message to the Labour Party Conference
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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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.
Continue reading IFTU President, Rasem Alawady addresses British trade unionists at TUC 2005 Conference
The IFTU on behalf of all Iraqi trade unionists today expressed deepest sorrow at the terrible tragedy that has befallen Iraq on 31 August in Kadhimiya, Baghdad, which has led to the death of more than 960 victims, with more than 800 people injured. This is truly a national catastrophe.
Continue reading IFTU Statement on the Khadimiya tragedy
More than 800 Iraqis were killed in a stampede in Kadhimiya in Baghdad on Wednesday 31 August 2005. It is a terrible tragedy.
Deep condolences are with the families who have lost loved ones.
The IFTU will shortly issue a statement.
31 August 2005
To the Iraqi working people:
The Iraqi working people are playing an important role in the development of the new Iraq and are helping in the re-building of Iraq’s devastated national economy.
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International Transport Workers’ Federation
24 August 2005
The ITF has condemned a new decree in Iraq that crushes trade unions
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.
Continue reading Iraqi government Decree 875 marks critical moment in post-Saddam politics