NEWS ALERT: Strike Action by Railway Workers in Basra

The Iraqi Federation of trade Unions reported today: “Railway Workers in Basra have been engaged in continuous, all-out strike action since the beginning of January 2005, resulting in the cessation of all Rail Transport from Basra. The strike began as a result of the previously reported attacks on Transport workers (see: IFTU condemns further acts of terrorism against Iraqi railway workers December 30, 2004 http://www.iraqitradeunions.org/archives/000123.html), including the recent kidnapping of 7 train drivers and the beating and harassment of others by criminals, terrorists and brigands.

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