Thursday, March 01, 2007

Attack on Iraqi unions

On 23 February 2007, US and Iraqi forces raided the head offices of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW). This is deplorable, given that the trade unions in Iraq represent one of the most important sites of democratic civil society in Iraq, a bulwark against both religious communalism and Ba'athism. Protest via LabourStart.

UPDATE: Three Score Years and Ten reports that the issue has also been raised by Dave Anderson MP with Jack Straw, who has promised to have the matter investigated. Harry adds: "I am an honourary member of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) who merged to form the GFIW which is the Iraqi's TUC. These are fine people who are in need of your solidarity."

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