Keivn Maguire reports on Hadi Never Died in the Daily Mirror

19,July 2006
POINTS OF ORDER
IRAQI trade union leader Hadi Saleh was tortured and killed by assassins said to be loyal to Saddam Hussein.
A book commemorating efforts to rebuild unions in Iraq will be launched today in the Commons by his widow and TUC general secretary Brendan Barber.
The war is a disaster, but Hadi’s death reminds us militants are killing countrymen who are working for a fairer Iraq.
The UK and US can’t avoid responsibility. The TUC was all over the place on the war, but deserves praise for trying to help win peace.

The IWF address to the world Peace Fourm in vancouver

Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) World Peace Forum
26 June 2006 – Vancouver, Canada
Sisters and Brothers,
Dear Friends and comrades of the World Peace Forum,
1. Thank you very much for inviting the GFIW/IWF to Vancouver to this Canadian Labour Congress World Peace Forum. It is great honour. The IWF wholeheartedly appreciates this solidarity gesture.

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IWF attends Labour Peace Forum in Vancouver

The Labour Peace forum is a meeting of trade union leaders, activists and academics from accross the globe including the head of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions. It is organised by the Canadian Labour Congress and takes place on 25 and 26 June in Vancouver. For more information click here: Download file

Protest Murders of Journalists in Iraq

The NUJ is holding a protest at Iraqi Embassy on 15th June as a part of worldwide solidarity stand with Iraqi Journalists.
The picket is scheduled to start at 12.30pm outside the embassy at 169 Knighstbridge (5 min from Knightsbridge tube station) and will last one hour during which Jeremy Dear and NUJ national officers will hand in a letter to the ambassador for the Iraqi PM.
This is part of a worldwide effort to draw the attention to the horrendous carnage of journalists in Iraq. Over 130 journalists have been killed since the invasion, most of them Iraqis. June 15th is significant for Iraqi journalists as it is their press freedom day and the (International Federation of Journalists) IFJ unions are responding to a call made by our two sister unions there, the Iraqi Journalists Syndicate and the Kurdistan Journalists Syndicate. For details of protest, click here: Download file

Iraq Under the spot light for violence and repression against workers

INTERNATIONAL CONFEDERATION OF FREE TRADE UNIONS
ICFTU OnLine:
089/070606
Brutal Suppression of Workers’ Rights Detailed in Worldwide Report
Brussels, 7 June 2006 (ICFTU OnLine): 115 trade unionists were murdered
for defending workers’ rights in 2005, while more than 1,600 were
subjected to violent assaults and some 9,000 arrested, according to the
ICFTU’s Annual Survey of Trade Union Rights violations, published today.
Nearly 10,000 workers were sacked for their trade union involvement, and
almost 1,700 detained.

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