Prisoner release in Iran needs more than talk

The much publicised trip of UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to Tehran appears not to have secured the release of Nazanin  Zaghari-Ratcliffe in spite of the high hopes that the UK media attached to the visit. This should not come […]

Iran: workers in South Pars oil and gas fields submit petition to state broadcaster

06.12.2017 More than 1,000 workers added their names to a petition to the public broadcaster, calling on the organization to send an investigative team to report on terrible working conditions and unpaid wages. The petition was organized by IndustriALL Global […]

Middle East Needs Peace, Democracy and Solidarity, not US Intervention!

Recent events in the Middle East have brought the threat of a wider armed conflict in the region closer than ever.  Jane Green considers the issues and the current balance of forces. Peace in the Middle East has, for many […]

IndustriALL Global Union calls on Government of Iran to release immediately Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi and respect fundamental human rights and labour rights

Geneva, 15 November 2017 H.E. Hassan Rouhani President Islamic Republic of Iran Email: media@rouhani.ir ; mission.iran@ties.itu.int;  info_leader@leader.ir;  contact@leader.ir;  info@humanrights-iran.ir;  iran@un.int Dear Mr. President, I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union , which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, […]

We condemn the government’s renewed onslaught on trade union activists!

In recent weeks, there have been worrying developments indicating a renewed onslaught on trade union activists in Iran. Reza Shahabi, an imprisoned bus driver and prominent trade union activist, remains imprisoned and without much needed access to medical treatment.  Meanwhile, […]

 

IndustriALL Global Union calls on Government of Iran to immediately release imprisoned union leaders and respect fundamental labour rights

Mr. Hassan Rouhani President Islamic Republic of Iran Email:  media@rouhani.ir; mission.iran@ties.itu.int Dear Mr. President Hassan Rouhani,   I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, energy […]

Whose interests are threatened by Trade Union campaigns

Iran has witnessed the imposition of a wave of unprecedented restrictions on the legitimate trade union activities of workers syndicates since the beginning of this year. On 28 April, MaziarGilani-Nejad, a member of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI), was summoned to appear beforethe […]

Iran: release imprisoned trade unionists Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi

05.09.2017 IndustriALL Global Union has written to the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, demanding an end to the repression of trade unionists, and calling for the release of Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi. The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of […]

The September issue of Iran Today is out now!

Table of contents: NEU declares solidarity with Iranian teachers                                                               […]

Act NOW! Free Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi

In Iran, trade unionists are subjected to continued persecution by the authorities. Their trade union rights and civil liberties are denied and trade union leaders are detained for reasons connected with their activities in defence of the interests of workers. […]

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

Reza Shahabi, a well respected member of the Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (SWTSBC) executive committee, has been re-arrested by the security forces in Iran.  Reza Shahabi was originally arrested in June 2010 and sentenced to […]

Iran: Mass hunger strike by political prisoners in protest at inhumane conditions

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 22 August 2017 More than a dozen political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, have gone on hunger strike in protest at the cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions they have been forced to endure at a maximum-security […]

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 […]

‘We hate the headscarf’: can women find freedom in Tehran’s female-only parks?

Parks exclusively for women are popping up in Iranian cities, but critics are divided over whether this is just another ploy to keep them hidden in public “I love to take off my headscarf,” says Laleh, 47, a hairdresser from […]

A dialogue about Islamophobia

The representative of CODIR-Canada was invited to attend a “dialogue” on June 15, 2017 for a consultation to identify the causes and effects of anti-Muslim bias and Islamophobia, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This event was organized by the Committee of […]