Thursday, March 01, 2007

Urgent : Support Needed For Iraqi Trade Union Centre

Labour Start states that - "On 23 February 2007, US and Iraqi forces raided the head offices of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW), the country's national trade union center. They arrested one of the union's security staff (later released unharmed), destroyed furniture, and confiscated a computer and fax machine. And then did this again two days later, causing further damage to the union headquarters. The union is condemning the attacks as unprovoked. It is calling on the occupation forces to return all the seized property, and to pay compensation for damages."

Send A Message Of Support for the GFIW Via "Labour Start".

The issue has also been raised by Dave Anderson MP with Jack Straw, who has promised to have the matter investigated.

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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