Iraq: Daily contract wage workers in government institutions protest, seek solutions


On July 18, workers on daily contracts receiving daily wages held a protest in front of the Ministry of Finance in Baghdad with the participation of trade unions working under the General federation of Iraqi workers including the General Union for Reconstruction and Housing, municipalities, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Baghdad Secretariat, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, and a number of governorate representatives.

The protesters asked for the implementation of all the privileges approved by resolutions 12 and 105 of 2019 as well as the protection of workers’ rights and interests in all ministries.

Trade union sources confirmed that a delegation of protesters had negotiated with a number of officials from the Ministry of Finance and concluded that the concerned ministries have to provide the financial allocation, as promised by the ministry officials during the negotiations.


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