CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Iraqi trade union activists being Murdered

In the last few weeks, we've reported on a number of murders of Iraqi
trade union activists, most notably the killing in early January of Hadi
Saleh, head of international affairs for the Iraqi Federation of Trade
Unions (IFTU), who was tortured and killed in his Baghdad home.

We now have the chance to speak out loudly and clearly against the targeting of trade unionists by terrorist death squads by adding our names to the
global appeal to save the life of one Iraqi trade unionist. His name is
Nozad Ismail and he heads up the IFTU in the city of Kirkuk. Nozad's
life has been threatened repeatedly, and there have been at least two
attempts on his life. I strongly urge you to add your name to this
appeal today:


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