The GFIW jions the ITUC leadership and the head of the global union federations at the Wold Economic Forum
Brussels, 23 January 2007: A delegation of 12 international trade union leaders at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos this week will be calling companies to account on corporate taxation, the role of private equity investment and the social and environmental responsibilities of business.
With the launch of the campaign
Tribune 19 January 2007
Abdullah Muhsin argues that progressive forces can prevail and it is possible to build a democratic and secure Iraq.
There are two tales to tell about post-totalitarian Iraq and they are both true.
The first tale is familiar to anyone who watches the news and involves death and destruction. The other is less-known and concern hope democracy and human rights.
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
Nobel Peace Prize winner helps launch global Decent Work Campaign
Nairobi, 21 January 2007 A worldwide campaign for Decent Work was
launched today in Nairobi, Kenya at the World Social Forum by the Decent
Work Alliance and with the help of Wangari Maathai, Kenya’s 2004 Nobel
Peace Prize winner.*
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION (ITUC)
WSF 2007: unions out in force to demand decent work
Nairobi, 22 January 2007 (ITUC Online): The World Social Forum, an
international gathering for exchanging views on globalisation and human
and workers’ rights, draws thousands of participants every year. This
year it is being held in Africa for the first time, in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Pending Iraq Oil Law
January 19, 2007
The issue of the pending Iraqi oil law was raised this morning at a news conference with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid at the National Press Club
Commons Answer 17 Jan 2007
Mr. Dai Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department is providing to strengthen trades unions in Iraq.
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Twin attacks on students at al Mustansiriya Univeristy kill 65.
A car bomb blew up at close to students who were waiting for transportation and then suicide bomber below himself up as students fled the first blast.
100 Iraqis were killed every day on average in 2006, the UN claimed in a report issued 16 January 2007. the report says that 34,452 were killed and 36,685 were injured.
The UN figures is much higher than the official Iraqi Government figures.
Workers at a cement Factory in al muthana (south of Baghdad) held an open meeting to discuss the policy to privatize their factory. The meeting overwhelmingly rejected the policy of privatization.