We the undersigned call on the Iraqi Government and Parliament to implement a fair and just labour law.
Almost seven years have passed since the fall of the former regime, yet many of its laws and decisions continue to apply, denying workers the most basic of freedoms. Workers in the public sector are denied the right to organise and join trade unions and collective bargaining is almost impossible. Without laws guaranteeing freedom of association, various state ministries are threatening to seize union assets and ban their activities.
These laws are undermining the immense contribution democratic and independent trade unions can make to Iraq’s fledgling democracy.
We support the Iraqi Labour Campaign and its call on the Iraqi Government and the Parliament to put in place a fair and just law labour law which would:
I support the call for a fair and just labour law in Iraq.
This campaign is supported by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
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