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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Murder of Hadi Saleh: Solidarity from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU)

Sun, 9 Jan 2005
A letter of support from the Irish Congress Trade Unions (ICTU)
On behalf of the ICTU [Irish Congress of Trade Unions] Unemployed Centre in Main Street, Tallaght, South Dublin County, Ireland, we have learned with shock and outrage of the cowardly murder of the International Secretary of IFTU, Hadi Saleh at his home on 4 January, 2004.

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The Pakistan WAPDA Labourers’ Union (PWLU) and the Pakistan Brick Kiln Labourers’ Union (PBKLU) condemn the murder of Comrade Hadi Salih

Dear Brothers & Sisters of the IFTU.
The Pakistan WAPDA Labour Union (PWLU) and Pakistan Brick Kiln Labour Union (PBKLU) jointly condemn the murder of Comrade Hadi Salih, leader of Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), who has been shot on 4 January 2005 by assassins who broke into his home.

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Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions condemns the murder of Comrade Hadi Saleh, International Secretary of the IFTU

The IFTU mourns the loss of comrade Hadi Saleh who was assassinated last night (4 January 2005) at his family home in Baghdad in a cowardly act carried out by elements loyal to the fascist-type dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein.

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ICFTU expresses deep shock and revulsion at brutal torture and murder of senior trade union leader

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
BRUSSELS, 6 January 2005, ICFTU Online:
The International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) today expressed its deep shock and revulsion at the brutal torture and murder of Hadi Salih, International Secretary of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) at his Baghdad home on Tuesday night (4 January). “This vicious murder is nothing less than an attack on the right of Iraqi workers to trade union representation. It is aimed at destabilising and undermining the development of trade unions as cornerstones of development and respect for human rights”, said ICFTU General Secretary Guy Ryder.