Unions in Iraq face tough times

While this week, the US president has declared an end to the USA's 'combat mission' in Iraq, the situation is far from resolved for Iraqi workers.
While under Saddam Hussein, trade unions were strictly controlled by the regime, his removal did not signal an end to repression.
Workers in Iraq still have to confront laws that limit their rights while the economy is being liberalised and privatised.
Workers are still organising.