[Marxism] Iraq: Minister closes all union offices in Saddam-style move

Greg McDonald gregmc59 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 10:25:20 MDT 2010


another Pro-Zionist labourstart action alert

http://www.labourstart.org/cgi-bin/solidarityforever/show_campaign.cgi?c=740

Iraq: Minister closes all union offices in Saddam-style move
Police raided and shut down electricity unions across Iraq in
mid-July, carrying out an order from the Minister of Electricity that
could have been lifted from Saddam Hussein’s rule book.

The order prohibits "all trade union activities at the ministry and
its departments and sites" and authorizes the police "to close all
trade union offices and bases and to take control of unions' assets
properties and documents, furniture and computers."

The leader of Britain's Trades Union Congress has called upon the
Iraqi government "to withdraw the order, and allow unions to operate
freely, underpinned by a fair, just and ILO-compliant labour law."

The Iraqi trade union movement is calling on trade union members
everywhere to raise their voices in protest.




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