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No Labour Laws in Iraq: Employers Pick Workers’ Reps

By Waheed Ghanim. This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. A fight between the major trade unions in Basra and that state’s authorities highlights the lack of real labour laws in Iraq. Saddam Hussein-era laws mean […]

Retaliation Against Iraq's Union Activists

According to a report today from Iraq Oil Report, union activists in Iraq's oil sector have been fined and relocated to remote locations as part of a campaign of seeming retaliation against their role in organising workers. The agency also says that following a separate stoppage at the Basra refinery in 2010,  16 workers were […]