Mr Hadi Ali, the Vice-president of the IFTU and Abdullah Muhsin, foreign representative of the new and independent Iraqi trade union movement, addressed MPs and journalists at a successful cross-party briefing meeting in the House of Commons on the 18th May.
The briefing was organised by Labour MP Harry Barnes, who has long championed workers’ rights in Iraq and the new democratic trade unionism of the IFTU.
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As part of an effort to build support for and solidarity with the newly formed IFTU, Mr Hadi Ali the vice president and Abdullah Muhsin, its foreign representative visited Spain, Belgium and the UK.
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Meeting with Vice-President of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU)
Tuesday 18th May from 2.30-4pm, House of Commons Committee Room 18
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INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS
Brussels, 6th May 2004 (ICFTU Online): The ICFTU today condemned acts of
abuse and violence by coalition forces against prisoners detained in
Iraq. Allegations of violence, humiliation and even killing of
prisoners must be fully and openly investigated, and any persons
responsible for carrying out such extreme violations of international
law must be brought to justice, according to the world’s largest
international trade union confederation.
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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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By Dickon Hooper
BBC News Online, Wiltshire
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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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