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Criminalization of Workers Protests in Iran

With the new privatization drive and the drive to integrate and attract foreign capital, workers activists are facing ever increasing repression and obstacles in their activities in Iran. A new trend has been for the employers to file complaints with the judiciary on grounds of disturbing the peace to treat the worker activists as criminals. […]

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Saveh Pipe and Rolling Workers face Lockout, Scabs Hired

Saveh Rolling and Profile Mills and Safa Pipe and Rolling factory workers, both owned and operated by the same employer, have been facing delays in their wage payments and have been going on and off strikes. In case of Safa, the workers were locked down and scabs were hired. On May 24, Saveh Rolling and […]

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Let’s Talk about Unions in Iran

Kemal Özkan, IndustriALL Global Union Assistant General Secretary held an interview with Jamshid Ahmadi an Iranian activist working with the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI). The video interview is available below: IRAN – IndustriALL talks to Jamshid Ahmadi Iranian activist

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Gilana Tile Factory Workers Long Haul Strike

More than 160 Gilana Tile factory workers in Manjil, Gilan, have been on strike since September 16 over 16 months of back wages and other trade disputes. During the strike, eight workers have been summoned by police and twenty two expelled. The back wages date back to 2009 over which workers had filed three separate […]

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Labor Protests On the Rise

With the continued deteriorating economic situation and new attempts at curtailing workers rights, Iran has been facing an upturn in the number of workers protests and strikes. The following is a roster of some of these labor protests in the months. Neka Brick company workers slowed down production on September 13 following two months of […]

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Breaking the Spell on Furlough for Reza Shahabi

The following message has been released by Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate on the temporary release of Reza Shahabi from prison following his surgery. Reza Shahabi, the tormented prisoner, a driver with Tehran Vahed Bus Company and a member of the steering committee of the Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate was released on furlough. This furlough came […]

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A Tale of Security and Judicial Tactics againt Mahshahr Free Economic Zone Workers Union

Manouchehr Yarahmadi, the head of the Union of Project based and Contracting Workers at Bandar Emam Petrochemical Complexes in an interview with Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) described the history of formation of the Union as well as the police and judicial actions brought about on the union and the workers lot in the administration […]

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Razi Petrochemical Labor Activists Sentenced

Following the complaint filed by the employer, four worker activists, Mousa Hendijani, Maziyar Rahmizadeh, Gholamhossein Heidari and Adel Rashedi were sentenced by the court. The four workers were among the twelve who represented workers in 2013 negotiations with the employer. The four have been accused of “disturbing the peace” and “threatening and insulting” by the […]

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Pars Wagon Workers go on Strike in Arak

900 Pars Wagon Workers in Arak went on strike from August 23 to September 8 over three demands. A worker talking with Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) said that job classification scheme and workers benefits, problems with the management and delays in monthly wage payments have been among the reasons leading to the workers strike. […]

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Bafgh Miners go on Strike Protesting Colleagues’ Arrests, Speical Riot Police Dispatched on the Mines

Following thirty nine day strike by the Eastern Alborz miners in Bafgh, the mine once again became the scene of labor strife and this time arrests. According to one of the miners talking to Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), not wanting to identify himself, following a complaint filed by the employer, police arrested two of […]

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