Iraq's New Social Security and Pension Law: A Revolutionary Text or a Threat to Workers' Rights?

After numerous delays, the Iraqi Parliament has finally voted on a new legislation regarding social security and pensions. The primary objective is to alleviate the burden on the public sector, which has experienced a significant increase in its workforce, from 850,000 employees in 2003 to approximately 4.5 million. This surge in employment has resulted in an annual wage expenditure of approximately 46 trillion Iraqi dinars (equivalent to 31 billion dollars).