Category: Labour News

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 […]

Ebrahim Madadi sentenced to five years: ITF calls on Iranian government to drop charges

The International Transport Workers Federation, backed by 4.8 million workers, has called on the Iranian government to drop the charges against Ebrahim Madadi and Davood Razavi, from the Vahed Syndicate – the ITF’s bus workers union in Tehran. 18/08/2016 On […]

Flogged and jailed: workers in Iran face repression

24.06.2016 Seventeen workers from Agh Dareh gold mine in Iran were publicly flogged in May, while a prominent jailed union activist has embarked on a hunger strike. Workers at the gold mine in the northwestern city of Tikaab were flogged […]

Whipping the Manufacturing and the Back of the Workers

In the past three years, we repeatedly stated that the employers will do anything and everything to get rid of the labour activists. From the false promise of the Minster of Labour to workers of the Bafgh mine that “the […]

Iran: what does ending sanctions mean for workers?

22 Feb 2016, By Owen Tudor UPDATE – 23 February: Almost immediately this post went live, we heard the depressing news that teachers’ union leader Ismail Abdi (see earlier posts about his case and about Amnesty International designating him a […]