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In Basra Thousands of Workers Take to the Street in a Demonstration against the Government Anti Workers Policy


By Amjad Al-Jawhary

US Labor Against War
October 28, 2008

In a coordination effort with the Labor Unifying Bureau, thousands of workers from various industrial sectors took to the streets of Basra on October 27, 2008 marching towards the municipal building where the officials offices to denounce the ministry of Finance decrees that resulted in massive cut backs in workers salaries. The workers came from steel, petrochemicals, paper and other plants in Basra who were headed by Hassan Juma, head of Labor Unifying Bureau and Oil workers and Abuwatan, vice president of Labor unifying Bureau and GFWCUI in Basra. It is noteworthy, these demonstrations have intensified recently in many industrial sectors across Iraq but the local and international media did not cover these events.

The Strength of the Labor Movement Lies on Its Unity and Organization.

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