Union leader murdered in Iraq

Unionbook reports the murder of a leader of the Iraqi trade union movement. LFIQ sends its condolences to his family and comrades and urges a renewed effort to carry on his work of building free trade unions in Iraq. Gary Kent Director LFIQ

Appeal to help child victims in Iraq

Medicins Sans Frontieres and the Sunday Times have teamed up to run this vital appeal to help children in Iraq who have suffered horrific injuries, in roadside bombings, suicide attacks on market places and mortar fire on their homes.

LFIQ lobbies Iraqi PM on union rights

Dave Anderson MP has writen the following letter to Mr Al Maliki, the Iraqi Prime Minister and aims to see the Foreign Office Minister Ivan Lewis about the issue in the near future. Defending the Iraqi trade union movement and helping it to play a positive role in Iraq is one of the key aims of LFIQ. Gary Kent Director Dear Prime Minister I enclose a statement from the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW) with which I entirely agree, as a long-term supporter of theirs. (see the posting for 15th October) You may remember that myself and Gary Kent … Continue reading LFIQ lobbies Iraqi PM on union rights

Full steam ahead for Iraqi elections in January

Ranj Alaaldin writes that the vote will go ahead with the full support and confidence of the vast majority of Iraqis and sets the stage for what promises to be a tantalising democratic affair that for once may pit truly cross-sectarian alliances against one another.