David Cockroft, General Secretary of global union federation the ITF, said today: “I have to report with sadness that we have learned of the murder at his home last night of Hadi Salih, International Officer of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU).”
Hadi Salih, International Officer of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions, was a courageous union activist. His assassination in Baghdad yesterday is a crime against Iraq’s working people and its labor movement. The cowardly manner of his killing is intended to send a message to Iraq’s workers and trade unionists – that their efforts to participate in any peaceful process of political change will be met with death. We stand in solidarity with the IFTU in rejecting this brutal intimidation.
06 January 2005
Further to my e-mail, I now write to express on behalf of NATFHE
6 January 2005
The TUC has drawn to our attention the horrific death of your International Officer Hadi Salih.
ICFTU Spotlight interview
Interview with Hadi Saleh, International Secretary of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions, at Miyazaki during ICFTU Congress (December 2004).
It is with shock, sadness and regret that we have just learned of the murder of your friend and colleague Hadi Salih.
(6/1/05) Trade unionists were today mourning the death of a leading member of Iraq
5 January 2005
I am writing to offer you my deepest sympathies following the death of Hadi Salih. I met Hadi last month in Baghdad. I was struck by his dedication to the people of Iraq, and the labour movement in that country over many decades.