Kuwaiti Trade Union Federation President welcomes IFTU and FBU in Kuwait City after solidarity visit

Thabit al-Harron met Abdullah Muhsin of the IFTU and Brian Joyce a member of the National Executive Committee of the British Fire Brigades Union (FBU) on 18th April 2004 to discuss the recent success of the FBU’s humanitarian mission to Basra and to pledge further support for the IFTU.

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IFTU’s Basra branch meets with Southern Oil Company union President, Hassan Juma

Abdullah Muhsin, the foreign representative of the IFTU, during his recent visit to Iraq 15 April 2004 met with Hassan Juma, President of the Oil and Gas workers’ union in the Southern Oil Company (SOC) in Basra. Also present were the President of IFTU’s Basra branch and a member of the Basra IFTU executive committee. Mr Juma the SOC Union President said: “We pledge our continuing support for the IFTU and plan to develop further the SOC union’s active involvement as an integral part of the democratic structures of the IFTU in Basra.” (See photo attached.)

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The IFTU held a briefing at the House of Commons

The London-based representative of the IFTU held a briefing in the House of Commons on Wednesday, 24 March 2004 to update parliamentarians and media on three current issues:
Recognition of the new IFTU by international labour centres.
The signing of the new Iraqi Transitional Administrative Law.
The recent ICFTU led fact-finding mission to Iraq.

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International Trade Union Mission Returns from Iraq 27/2/2004

ICFTU Press Statement http://www.icftu.org/displaydocument.asp?Index=991218998&Language=EN
A first international trade union mission*, has returned from a 10-day fact finding mission in Iraq. The main purposes of the mission were to gain a clearer understanding of trade union developments inside Iraq, and to raise key concerns about the reconstruction process with officials of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) and Iraq?s Governing Council.

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