Resolution for Ward or Constituency Labour Party: Iraqi Trade Unions

This CLP believes that the Iraqi ‘resistance’ is seeking to eliminate the leadership of the emerging Iraqi labour movement, as exemplified by a wave of attacks including the recent torture and murder of Hadi Saleh, International Secretary of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions and two failed assassination attempts in 2004 on Nozad Ismail, the President of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Kirkuk and continued death threats made against him. This CLP supports railway workers in Basra who are on strike in pursuit of improved protection and the safe return of their kidnapped colleagues. This CLP welcomes
solidarity statements made by the ICFTU, the TUC and the wider international labour movement in response to the murder of Hadi Saleh and resolves to a) hold a fund-raising event for the striking Basra Rail workers and the TUC Fund for Iraq, co-hosted by local trade unions, b) to invite a speaker to address the CLP from Labour Friends of Iraq and to subscribe to Labour Friends of Iraq.