The Federation had problems with some articles and these reservations would be put to the ICFTU and ILO. We are ready to join forces with the TUC, the ICFTU, the Solidarity Center, and the free international union movement in a consolidated effort to help the Iraqi workers build independent and democratic unions that are capable of taking up their role as a democratic force. The TUC will also be proposing that British unions twin with their sister organisations in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. Each workshop will have at least two Iraqi or Kurdish trade unionists, and we hope you will have the chance to ask them questions and find out a lot more about the situation in Iraq. We have set up Labour Friends of Iraq to help provide solidarity with such groups as they take control over their own lives. The Federation formed openly and was able to operate without interference. This has created a no go zone for Iraqis and has allowed the attackers to push the US into a fortress that tends to separate U.S. personnel from the Iraqis. Iraqi representatives consisted of: A subsequent fact finding mission to Iraq in February 2004 explored realistic possibilities for collaboration with Iraqi trade unions and raised concerns about the reconstruction process with officials of the Coalition Provisional Authority and Iraq’s Governing Council. SV Protest rally in progress. One person who had spent time in Iraq on active duty during the Gulf War said he was pleased with the statistics on the increase in teacher and student numbers since 1993. It was situated near the Al-Rasheed Hotel. Additionally, the battery has recently had a change of mission. It was noted that the Teachers’ Union had been a front organisation for Saddam and wondered what changes had occurred. Back then a million people marched on the May Day march in 1959 out of a population of about 14 million people. Legislación; DOUE. The Oil Workers Union was formed in 2003 with the double purpose to organise relations between workers and managers and to look at the longer term economic interests of the Iraqi people. Clan War Trophies. Report this profile; About. Photo Contest Categories. The needs expressed by both the Iraqi and Kurdish trade unionists were similar: Money was not the main problem - Iraq was rich but 35 years of an oppressive regime meant it needed help. The area was defended by M1 Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and HUMVEEs with .50 caliber machine guns on top. 11 Training in trade union issues has long been identified as one of the major contributions that the British trade union movement can offer. Responsible for providing technical and operational support for managing, monitoring and maintaining situational awareness of networks. There was a danger of narrow, partisan policy, but many unions were not affiliated to any of the national centres. Camp Taji, Iraq – also referred to as Camp Cooke among its inhabitants – is one of the military bases located in the immediate proximity of Baghdad – only 30 km far from it. 228 people like this. Special attention was given to Iraq and representatives of the main Iraqi trade unions were invited to present the latest developments and union actions in Iraq. All news about Iraq At a Glance 2021 Projected Real GDP (% Change) : -12.1 The green zone was still the safest area in Baghdad, and until this incident there had no shooting incidents or attacks on any personnel in this area. As well as the Iraqis, the conference will be addressed by Harry Barnes MP who set up Labour Friends of Iraq and did his national service in Basra, and the event will be chaired by TUC General Councillor and teachers’ union leader Sue Rogers who grew up in Kirkuk. But this step would make security even more difficult for top US officials here. In November 2004, as part of an Army-wide effort to give its facilities around Baghdad friendlier connotations, and try to resolve the issue of constantly-changing facility names, Camp Steel Dragon was renamed Camp Honor. All oil workers should join one union otherwise the working class would be weakened. All vehicles, equipment and soldiers arrived safely at Camp Wolfpack, now called Camp Steel Dragon, on 29 March 2004. Out of the chaos and uncertainty of Iraq and Kurdistan themselves, trade unions are seeking to bring sanity and security - financial as well as physical. They stressed their confidence in the IFTU as a genuine organisation and are happy to provide direct support to them through their UK representative in the form of tickets, phones, office space etc. These are required to pay for organisers’ and officials’ wages; to purchase materials such as communication equipment (telephones, laptops, modems), transportation for internal travel, paper and administrative running costs such as desks, and rent, purchase or construction of buildings; and for foreign travel to events, training courses and meetings. Just like 'Wolfpack Base Camp', 'Camp Dragoon' (as they call their camp) was lacking in creature comforts at first. The Vipers were the driving force at Camp Dragoon in improving living conditions. Contracted by Kellogg, Brown and Root Services, the modular building was trucked into the area in sections and pieced together like a jigsaw puzzle. Thanks to Salema Gulbahar for her work on this report, and to all those who made the conference happen - in particular our brave Iraqi colleagues. Iraq–Russia relations (Russian: Российско–иракские отношения, Arabic: العلاقات الروسية العراقية ‎) is the bilateral relationship between Iraq and Russia and, prior to Russia's independence, between Iraq and the Soviet Union.The current Ambassador to Russia is Haidar Hadi … Introductions by Sue Rogers, TUC General Council, Conference Chair, Morning workshops: Iraqi trade unions, led by Iraqi trade unionists. Name. The soldiers living in the other FOBs still have access to their phone banks to call home and commanders try to get the soldiers over to one of those from FOB Trojan as often as possible. 10 It has also proved possible to develop links such as those between the FBU and fire fighters in Iraq based on the provision of basic wok equipment (in that case, personal protective equipment). An outline of the development of the trade union movement in Iraq from 1929 was given. Extremists were feeding on unemployment so it is imperative that employment is seen as a priority. A question was asked about unity. union offices had been destroyed so assistance was needed to rebuild them; equipment for offices was needed e.g. We at the ILO are committed to providing every assistance to the workers of Iraq. However, side roads where Iraqi officials are based remain closed and government buildings and foreign missions continue to be under heavy security and surveillance. One recent UNDP Report on Human Development states that development, 'is the process of expanding choices…nothing hinders development more than subjecting a people to foreign occupation.'. d.setTime(d.getTime() + 60 * 60 * 24 * 2 * 1000); Based on the views expressed by the Iraqi trade unionists at the conference (and in the many other for a where their views have been heard) and the responses of the British trade unionists present, the TUC Iraq Solidarity Committee is drawing up an ambitious work programme for the next eighteen months (a rough draft was circulated to conference participants and is reproduced at the end of this report). Curiously, nobody thought of changing its name, which celebrates the inception of Baathist rule. A full service laundry operation was also in the works. Internal political divisions weaken the Iraqi trade unions movement and all trade unions must work together to defend the interests and rights of workers. Required Trophies. It is still fighting against poverty, unemployment, exclusion, reduced social protection and diminished sovereignty and respect for human rights. The speakers were asked if they had they expelled all elements of former regime and in what ways were they new organisations? Once used by the fallen regime for conferences, it was home to a highly visible collection of troops, some of whom live in an office that has been converted to barracks. tribal and religious groups that target newspapers and staff. La guerra Irán-Irak -conocida en Irán como la Guerra Impuesta (جنگ تحمیلی, tr. In July 2003 a conference resulted in media coverage and a marketing drive for increasing union operations - it included producing union booklets, issuing a monthly newspaper, organising art exhibitions and the active sharing of festivals (at the National Theatre in Baghdad and on International Children’s Day). It is also possible to arrange give as you earn schemes deducting direct from payroll, although these will go into TUC Aid’s general funds as it is impossible to separate them out from other donations. Contrary to popular belief, the International Zone was lush and tropical with very little humidity. The ICFTU has closely followed all developments in Iraq, denouncing from the very beginning the military intervention without a clear mandate of the UN Security Council. The core of the Green Zone appears to be Hussein's former presidential complex. There is also a need for balance between different political strands in the trade union movement in Iraq, and for efforts to be made to link up with Kurdish union movements. 4000. script.setAttribute("async", true); currently sponsoring Iraqi trade unionists studying at Ruskin College. Trophies. 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