Thursday, April 26, 2007

A Sad Postscript

Another Trade union leader and his wife have been murdered by terrorists in Iraq. . This is a sad postscript to the last item I posted where I ended just prior to my summary with a reference to the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW) who have issued this statement. Moaaid Hamid was Vice-President of the Federation. In 2003 he helped set up the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions(IFTU) which is now part of GFIW. I am myself an honorary member of the IFTU, so to me Moaaid was very much a comrade. In the memory of Moaaid and his wife we need to work to ensure that we do what we can to aid the success of the Iraqi Labour Movement.


Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry to read this, Harry ; and do, therefore, extend my most heartfelt condolences to you.

You can expect to see me at some LFIQ-hosted events once I get to England this autumn.

Take good care,


Harry Barnes said...


I look forward to meeting you in the autumn. Ann and I have just returned from a holiday touring around ancient sites in mainland Greece. Normal blogging will be resumed shortly. It gave me a chance to read the book below, so a review will emerge sometime -