Category: Labour News

RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW! CODIR Calls for the Immediate Release of Reza Shahabi!

The Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Vahed Company Syndicate) – SWTSBC – has released statements dated 8th, 9th and 12th August reporting the continued harrassment of Reza Shahabi, a well respected member of their union’s executive […]

Haft Tapeh sugar workers in Iran are fighting for their wages, pensions and rights!

Workers at the giant Haft Tapeh sugar cane plantation and mill complex in the southern city of Shush have always had to fight for their wages and their rights. In 2008, workers formed an independent union – affiliated to the […]

UNISON, Britain’s largest trade union for public sector workers, supports human and democratic rights in Iran

On the occasion of UNISON’s annual National Conference, 18 to 23 June, activists of the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR)  organised a colourful and informative stall complete with a diverse range of CODIR’s publications and […]

International Campaign for the Release of Esmail Abdi, Iran’a Teacher Trade Union Leader

CAUT seeks release of Esmail Abdi The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has written to Iranian leader Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei to ask for immediate release of Mr. Esmail Abdi, General Secretary of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association. “The […]

Global Trade Union leader calls for respect for workers’ rights in Iran

Anders Ferbe, the leader of Sweden’s Metalworkers and Industrial Union, while visiting Tehran as a member of an official high-level Swedish government delegation, issued an important statement supporting trade union rights in Iran on Saturday 11 February 2017. His initiative – […]

Trauma and Solidarity: How Firefighters Support Each Other Worldwide

Firefighters in Tehran are receiving messages of support from around the world following yesterday’s catastrophic fire at the famous Plasco building in downtown Tehran, which collapsed killing at least 30 firefighters and an unknown number of other people inside. In […]

Free and independent trade unions fight for workers’ rights in Iran

In October, the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) became the first affiliate from Iran to join IndustriALL. The affiliation is a significant step in a country where unions are persecuted and trade unionists imprisoned. PROFILE Union: Union […]

Iran: petroleum workers win back pay after strike action

13.12.2016 Workers at the Bushehr Petrochemical Complex won unpaid wages after taking strike action last week. Workers went on strike on Monday 5 December after not receiving wages since June. On Saturday, they were paid for the months of July, […]

Gravest concerns about the continuing detention, intimidation and repression of trade unionists in Iran

By e- mail: media@rouhani.ir, info_leader@leader.ir, iran@un.int, mission.iran@ties.itu.int   To: Hassan Rouhani President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Cc:    Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, New York; Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, Head of the Judiciary; […]

IRAN – Freedom for Iranian teacher union leader Esmail Abdi (31 October 2016)

Education International (EI) calls on its members to take action and protest against the six-year jail sentence imposed on Mr. Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association. The sentence was announced on 7 October by Branch 36 […]