Iraq: Electricity workers on strike in Kirkuk

an electricity worker in kirkuk
an electricity worker in kirkuk

Workers at an electricity plant in Kirkuk were on strike yesterday whilst others protested in Baghdad.

Submitted by Mike Harman on March 15, 2007

The following report is from the General Federation of Workers in Iraq

On Tuesday 13 March 2007 Workers and Technicians at "Taza Plant 15K" outside Kirkuk conducted a day strike action calling on the local authorities to improve their security from extremist attacks which are killing many workers indiscriminately. The strikers also called on the management of the plant to increase their pay.

At another development, on same day workers at Baghdad main electricity plant protested at the Minister’s of Electricity decision to abolish their allowances.