The Government of Iraq Takes Arbitrary Measures Against the GFIW

General Federation of Iraqi Workers, April 27, 2011 The Higher Ministerial Committee, overseeing the implementation of the Decree of the Governing Council No. 3 of 2004, on 17.04.2011, committed illegal, illegitimate and arbitrary measures against the rights of our General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW), by issuing circular numbers 95 and 96. They were the following, firstly, the dismissal of the Executive Bureau of the GFIW, secondly, the authorisation of the Ministerial Preparatory Committee (MPC) for the Elections, to renew and issue memberships to trade unionists. Both measures are in clear violation of the law and pave the way for rigging elections for narrow partisan political objectives. ... The