Tag Archives | Strikes

Weekly Security Update for 15th June 2011

Overview Levels of violence rose in Iraq last week, making it the worst recorded by AKE since the national elections were held in March 2010. There were over 90 separate attacks documented, mainly in Baghdad and the districts surrounding it, although the southern city of Basrah also saw a rare suicide attack, potentially conducted by […]

Wildcat Strikes Spread in Iraq

Iraqi state oil workers have tried to stop foreign workers entering the country’s biggest oil field amid a country-wide dispute about pay, according to Iraq Oil Report. State workers have been protesting for some time about receiving lower pay than their colleagues at fields run by the international oil companies. In addition to the action […]

South Oil Company Employees Strike

Hundreds of employees of Iraq’s state-owned South Oil Company have gone on strike in Basra city on Monday, demanding improvement of their living standards and salaries, and the formation of integrity committees to uncover the financial and administrative corruption in the Company. A trade union activist told Aswat al-Iraq news agency that the demonstrators have […]

Weekly Security Update for 16th February 2011

Overview Levels of violence have been rising in Iraq over the past four weeks. The increase has been gradual, but consistent and last week saw more than 40 attacks reported countrywide for the first time since mid-December. Recent days have seen a particularly concerning rise in militant activity and social tensions in the northern city […]