Iraq - Leather workers strike censored (2012)

On 1 February, workers at the General Company of Leather Products and Textiles in central Baghdad, one of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals few public owned sites, protested at the company headquarter demanding immediate payment of overdue wages. At the same time workers at the Hilla Textile Factory (south of Baghdad) which employs over 10,000 held a one day strike demanding payment of their overdue salaries. The media was reportedly refused access to cover the strike.

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