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Condemn the ongoing harsh persecution of Hassan Juma’a

18 April, 2013Click here to send your message to the Iraqi government and denounce the vindictive criminal charges facing trade union leader Hassan Juma’a Awad.

Iraqi judiciary used to persecute trade union

21 March, 2013In a clear reprisal attack for trade union activism at the state-owned South Oil Company (SOC), Hassan Juma’a Awad the head of IndustriALL’s affiliate, the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), now faces criminal charges launched by the authorities.

Iraqi workers need good laws now!

14 November, 2013For the past 10 years unions in Iraq have mobilized and campaigned for the government to pass a new labour and trade union law. Today, the 1987 Saddam Hussein-era laws remain in effect and are actively enforced. They prevent unions from carrying out normal union activity.

Iraqi unions condemn violence against protestors

25 July, 2018Iraqi unions are playing a crucial role in an uprising against corruption and poor services that is sweeping Iraq. On Saturday, unions issued a statement condemning violence against protestors and calling on the government to meet protestors’ demands.

Iraqi electricity workers win inclusion for 150,000 precarious workers

18 May, 2018Recent strike action by 30,000 Iraqi electricity workers employed on precarious contracts has lead the government to concede and provide 150,000 public workers from all sectors with the same pension and social security rights as permanent workers.

Determined struggle brings Iraqi workers new labour law

26 August, 2015A ten-year national and international campaign has resulted in the enactment of a new labour code in Iraq.

Iraq - workers demand fair laws now!

6 February, 2014Unions in Iraq, with the IndustriALL–affiliated Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU) at the forefront; continue to demand that Parliament passes fair labour & trade union legislation before their current session ends in June. Oil workers are considering further action in support of these demands.

Iraqi demonstrations against parliamentarians' benefits

4 September, 2013Trade unions and their members were at the forefront of this weekend’s protests to demand an end to over-generous pension benefits granted to members of parliament. Demonstrators also voiced long-standing grievances about the poor state of public services.

Iraqi unions join forces for trade union legislation

18 July, 2013Iraq still lacks legislation protecting workers' rights, guaranteeing freedom of association and governing industrial relations. In an effort to coordinate and consolidate forces, an IndustriALL Global Union National Council was established in Baghdad on July 10.

Iraqi oil and gas affiliates form trade union network

8 December, 2017IndustriALL Global Union’s oil and gas affiliates in Iraq have come together for the first time to establish a trade union network to better protect the rights of workers in the sector, at a meeting in Basra on 24 November.