by Colin Foster
On 29 August, oil pipeline workers in Basra and in Nassiriyah, in southern Iraq, announced victory in their 48-hour strike of 22-23 August, which stopped oil supplies from the south to central Iraq.
The General Union of Oil Employees said that the strikers had won their demands:
1. Wages must be paid in due time.
2. Overtime work must be paid
3. Increase workers’ allowances
4. Ambulances at workplaces to transfer sick workers to hospital when needed.