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The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) is dedicated to bringing together Iraqi and international civil societies through concrete actions to build together another Iraq, with peace and Human Rights for all.
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Trade Unions and Civil Society Organizations Addressing the Issue of Fighting Human Trafficking and Compulsory Labor

Trade Unions and Civil Society Organizations Addressing the Issue of Fighting Human Trafficking and Compulsory Labor

On World Day against Trafficking in Human Beings, July 30, the laborers’ Economic and Social Rights masar (path), in collaboration with the Labor Solidarity Center, organized a training workshop at the Iraqi Social Forum for trade unions and civil society organizations on legal frameworks to fight human trafficking and prevent compulsory labor in Iraq. The...
Women Committee Established For the Labor Unions of the Kurdistan Region

Women Committee Established For the Labor Unions of the Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan United Workers Union (KUWU) has formally established a women’s committee, with an office in the building of KUWU Erbil. Several women activists from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah were invited to be part of the committee, which will be supported by unionists local NGOs. The aim is to support gender equality and to connect the committee...
Iraqi Unions Continue Struggle to End Unjust Laws Restricting Union Freedoms

Iraqi Unions Continue Struggle to End Unjust Laws Restricting Union Freedoms

Baghdad – Social and Economic Rights Path – November 2017 During its thirty-third regular session on Monday, November 20, the Iraqi Council of Representatives voted for Iraq to accede to the 1948 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize Convention (No. 87). Iraq’s accession to this Convention represents a major milestone for...
Iraqi Unions Prepare for the 4th Season of the Iraqi Social Forum

Iraqi Unions Prepare for the 4th Season of the Iraqi Social Forum

By ICSSI Secretarite  Iraqi unions continue their preparations for the 4th season of Iraqi Social Forum, which will launch on 30 November 2017 and continue until 2 December 2017. Broad participation from Iraqi trade unions and civil society organizations is expected. The Forum was preceded by a national conference on social dialogue in Iraq on...
Trade Unions and Civil Society Organizations Reconfirm Their Rejection of the Social Security Law

Trade Unions and Civil Society Organizations Reconfirm Their Rejection of the Social Security Law

Iraqi trade unions reiterated their opposition to the draft social security law approved by the Iraqi Council of Ministers earlier this year, in “The Future of Social Security in Iraq” conference. According to the trade unions, the draft law is incompatible with the Iraqi constitution and fails to meet even the minimum standards of social...
Iraqi Unions Urge Parliament to Reject Social Security Bill

Iraqi Unions Urge Parliament to Reject Social Security Bill

10.08.2017 – IndustriALL Trade unions in Iraq, including IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, are calling on the Iraqi parliament to reject a draft social security law, which would reduce social protection for thousands of people already suffering in the war-ravaged state. The proposed legislation was approved by the Iraqi cabinet on 1 August and is now...
The Iraqi Government Must Listen to the Stakeholders: Repeal the Social Security Draft Law

The Iraqi Government Must Listen to the Stakeholders: Repeal the Social Security Draft Law

Joint statement for immediate release The Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) and the Iraqi Social Forum (ISF) Baghdad – 9 Aug 2017 [If, after reading the following statement, your organization would like to support Iraqi Unions in their opposition to this draft law, please consider sending a message to the Head of the Iraqi...
Broad Social Partnership Formed to Combat Child Labor in Iraq

Broad Social Partnership Formed to Combat Child Labor in Iraq

In conjunction with the World Day to Combat Child Labor, the Solidarity Center held a conference entitled, “No to Child Labor in Times of Conflict and War” at the Al-Mansour Melia Hotel on Monday 12 June 2017 in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the Iraqi Social Forum. Representatives from a...
Iraqi Federations and Workers’ Unions Protest Draft Law

Iraqi Federations and Workers’ Unions Protest Draft Law

Basra On Friday, 26 May 2017, members of the Conference of Iraqi Federations and Workers Unions [CIFWU], a coordinated network of several trade unions, held a protest in Basra.  Nonviolent protesters gathered to express their opposition to the draft trade union law, submitted by the government to parliament, claiming that it is in direct violation...
No to Continued Violation of Trade Union Rights and Freedoms in Iraq

No to Continued Violation of Trade Union Rights and Freedoms in Iraq

Iraqi trade unions and federations, and members of the Conference of Iraqi Federations and Workers Unions [CIFWU] issued a statement denouncing the Iraqi government’s continuing violation of the rights and freedoms of workers and trade unions. Highlights of the statement include:  Trade unions and federations rejected the Draft Law of Professional Federations and Unions due...
New Aspirations on the World Day for Occupational Safety and Health in Iraq

New Aspirations on the World Day for Occupational Safety and Health in Iraq

On the occasion of the World Day for Occupational Safety and Health on 28 April (adopted by the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 2003), Solidarity Center and the Iraqi Social Forum held a workshop on occupational safety and health. It took place for 2 days (26-27 April) and was attended by members of trade unions...
Iraqi Trade Unions Proceed With Their Complaint to the International Labor Organization

Iraqi Trade Unions Proceed With Their Complaint to the International Labor Organization

Six Iraqi trade unions affiliated with the Unions Conference gathered in a meeting held on Thursday, March 16. The unions focused in their discussions on the Social Security Law and the Freedoms of Association Law, as well as the issue of Iraq’s accession to the International Labor Convention No. 87 of 1948. The unions stated...