Attacks on Iraqi unions

Submitted by Matthew on 1 June, 2011 - 10:42

There are escalating attacks on Iraqi union leaders and activists in the Kurdish area of Northern Iraq and in Baghdad.

In Kirkuk, management of the Northern [State-owned] Oil Company, punitively transferred Jamal Abdul-Jabbar, President of the Oil and Gas Union, to a remote location in retaliation after he led a major walkout in defense of contract workers and for better conditions and safe work environment.

• More: uslaboragainstwar.org and www.labourstart.org.