The President Congratulates the Working Class, Emphasizes that the Workers of Iraq will be at the Forefront of Those who Carry out the Reconstruction of the Country

2019/05/01

President Barham Salih congratulated the workers of Iraq and the working class in the world on the occasion of the anniversary of World Labor Day.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, marking the anniversary of Labor Day, His Excellency commended the role of Iraqi workers, their struggle, and their precious sacrifices for freedom and liberation.
The President indicated that the workers will be at the forefront of the process of those who carry out building and reconstruction of Iraq through the continuous work in order to push the wheel of production and development ahead in order to achieve comprehensive development in all areas. 
His Excellency called on attaching the working class the required attention and care as well as improving their living standards and finding jobs that absorb these capacities to employ them in the process of development, and initiating the work of trade unions to defend them and their rights.
The following is the full text:
“Marking the anniversary of World Labor Day, I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the workers of Iraq and to all the people of the working class in the world.
We take this opportunity to salute with appreciation and pride the role of Iraq's workers and their precious sacrifices for freedom and be liberated from injustice and enslavement, and to look forward through your arms, you the sons of the revival and the pioneers of civilization, for a better tomorrow in which the people of Iraq enjoy a free, dignified life, and a secure future where good, peace and prosperity prevail. 
The next phase will require the mobilization of all efforts and capacities to rebuild and reconstruct the cities that have been sabotaged and destroyed by the terrorist gangs of ISIS, and there will be at the forefront to conduct this role and national duty, those who carry the shovels of construction; the life-makers, who are workers of Iraq through a continuous work to push the wheel of production and development ahead, stemming from a believe that work is the only way to achieve comprehensive development in all areas.
On this occasion, we emphasize the need for attaching the working class the required attention and care as well as improving their living standards and finding employment opportunities that absorb these capacities and employ them in the process of development. 


We also urge for the initiation of labor unions to defend them and their rights as well as to work and coordinate with the Council of Representatives to pass legislation necessary to promote the status of the working class just like the other countries of the world. 
With your arms and the pulse of your hearts, Iraq will be built, and our factories and plants will be rejuvenated, thanks to the drops of your sweat and sacrifices that settle the hearts of your people.
Every year, the workers of Iraq are fine 
May every year our country enjoys good and peace
Dr. Barham Salih
President of the Republic"
Presedent

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