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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Interview with Abdullah Muhsin, London representative of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU)

Abdullah Muhsin has recently returned from a two week visit to Iraq with a trade union delegation from the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions, the Education International, the International Transport Workers? Federation, the AFL-CIO and the British TUC. Here he speaks to Alex Gordon, a member of the RMT who took part in a delegation of British trade unionists to Iraq in October 2003.

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1 May 2004: Newcastle

The Tyne & Wear May Day Committee has invited the IFTU to participate
in its march and rally, to be held on Saturday May 1, in Newcastle upon Tyne. This event is one of the longest established May Day events in Britain and has a strong labour movement and internationalist tradition.
Assemble at 11:30 AM in Times Square (Centre for Life), Newcastle. March leaves at 12:00. Rally at 1:00 PM Exhibition Park.
Speakers include:
Jim Cousins MP
Kevin Rowan, Northern Region TUC