The Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions

Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions

The Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions is a trade union organization originally established in 1925. Although it was forced to work underground in Iraq for much of its history, including the past twenty-five years, it maintained contact with the International Labour Organization. It was able to freely elect its first Executive Committee and open its Baghdad Office in May 2003. It nominally represents about 400,000 members and has elected Committees in 6 of Iraq’s 9 governorates. It maintains a very close working relationship with the Kurdish Federation of Trade Unions in the north and it is the Iraq member of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).