Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah on International Labor Day: The federal government must do justice to this toiling segment and guarantee their legitimate rights, and Labor Law No. (37) of 2015 must be activated 

On the occasion of the International Labor Day, which falls on Sunday on the 1st of May of each year, the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah Ahmed, presented with great pride his warmest congratulations and best blessings to the working class throughout the country. His Sovereignty expressed his high appreciation for the workers who contributed to the maintenance of infrastructure over many years, and they still have an important role in reconstruction and prosperity, and made great sacrifices in order to achieve stability and have a great belonging to the homeland.

In this issued statement, he continued by saying, “The federal government must do justice to this toiling segment and guarantee their legitimate rights, Labor Law No. (37) of 2015 must be activated, and celebrating Labor Day is a renewal of motivation and a true expression of the importance of work and the status of labor in society.”, Abdullah also called on state institutions to support the working class and temporary wage earners, address obstacles and problems, apply justice, equality and equal opportunities, stressing the need to ensure a decent life for workers and their families, and to organize the relationship between workers and employers on an economic basis, taking into account the rules of social justice as stipulated by the provisions of the Constitution in Article (22).

Media Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives
Sunday 1 May 2022