Iraq - Leading female unionist transferred after strike (2010)

The management of the General Company for Leather Industries (GCLI) reportedly transferred a leading union activist, Sawsan Mahmoud, to another company. The transfer follows her leadership of an April protest against the company’s failure to make outstanding payments due to workers. The company’s management, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, transferred the trade union activist to Elez Company, a subsidiary of the Ministry. Sawsan reportedly appealed to the Minister, who asked the reasons for the transfer. The company explained it was due to her participation in the protest and incitement of workers to go on strike. The company was also undertaking the transfer of another six workers for the same reasons.

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