Mary Davies (NATFHE) moved Motion 82.
Congress reaffirms its opposition to the occupation of Iraq, condemns the abuse and torture of Iraqi prisoners by the coalition forces, and calls for an accurate audit of the actual cost of the invasion and occupation.
Congress believes it is now more vital than ever to support the new independent trade union movement as an essential force in the creation of a secular, democratic Iraq, free from fundamentalism and Saddam
At its recent Conference in Brighton from 12th
On 10th September 2004 Oxford Labour Party welcomed IFTU representative Abdullah Muhsin to address a joint meeting of the Oxford Constituency LPs. The 50 or so Labour Party members present from across the city responded positively to IFTU
International Union Rights
Volume 11 Issue 3 2004
Journal of the International Centre for Trade Union Rights
Abdullah Muhsin, International Representative of the IFTU looks at the Iraqi interim government and the development of the labour code.
The dictatorship has gone but after more than three decades of internal repression, turmoil, wars, unjust economic sanctions, Iraqi society has been devastated. The trade unions are essential to the fabric of the civil society we must rebuild. A large, organised and confident trade union movement could do a great deal to bring workers together regardless of their religious, ethnic or national origins.
Continue reading ICTUR Iraq update: the current political process in Iraq, the Law and the absence of a Labour code – challenges for the IFTU
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At a meeting with the Iraqi Minister of Labour and Social Affairs on Monday 30 August 2004, the IFTU called for the implementation of a new Labour Code without delay and demanded that the Ministry tackle unemployment. The Minister Mrs. Leyla Abdel Latif met the IFTU delegation composed of the first two vice presidents Mr. Hadi Ali and Mr. Mahal Al Delimy, the General Secretary Mr. Subhi Abdullah and EC members, Adnan Al Safar, Kamal Aziz and Abd Mohammed Sughi.
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A delegation from the Italian “Stop the War” coalition, humanitarian organisations and trade unions, including the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) recently visited Baghdad at the invitation of the IFTU.
Women workers at a Baghdad cardboard box factory meet the Italian delegation
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INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS
Jordanian government threatens to nullify union election
Brussels, 7 September 2004 (ICFTU Online): Undue interference in trade
union affairs was the charge levelled today by the international trade
union movement against the Jordanian government.
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First I would like to offer a brief account of the state of the oil sector in Iraq. Then move on to provide a brief history of the Iraqi labour movement and of the emergence of the IFTU before I go on to discuss the current situation in Iraq and the challenges the IFTU faces.
Continue reading The Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU): Outline History and Future Tasks