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In 1979, Saddam Hussein
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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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
The history of trade unionism in the Iraqi oil industry began in the 1930s, when union committees were formed in Baghdad, Basra and Kirkuk.
Continue reading A short history of trade unionism in the Iraqi oil industry
Mrs Hashimia Muhsin Hussein has been elected the President of the Electricity and Energy Workers’ Union in Basra – the first woman trade union leader in Iraq’s history.
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The ousting of the Saddam dictatorship has opened up a long suppressed aspiration for democratisation of state and society in Iraq especially for those who embrace social, political, ethnic and national diversity, despite the complex and extremely difficult situation caused by the occupation.
Continue reading IFTU’s analysis of the current state of the Oil sector in Iraq
1300 delegates representing people and organisations from Iraq’s 18 provinces defied the extremist wreckers and terrorists – both Islamist fundamentalists and Saddam suporters – by gathering in Baghdad’s Convention Centre on Sunday 15 August 2004 to elect an interim National Assembly and to engage in an open national dialogue on Iraq’s future.
Continue reading The importance of the Iraqi National Conference