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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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Vahed Bus Workers Statements of Solidarity with Bafgh Miners

Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate put their support behind Bafgh miners in their strikes issuing two communiques, one at the start of the second round of the strikes and again at its ending. The two communiques are as follows: We Condemn Any Police Action Against Bafgh Iron Ore Miners Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate, as before, along […]

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Preschool Teachers Stage Days of Protests

About 1000 preschool teachers staged a protest gathering by the ministry of Education on September 8. According to Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) report, the teachers were protesting the decision to fire the teachers and use the contracted and retired teachers only in classrooms, not implementing the law determining their status, not allocating the hiring […]

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Statement of Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate on Setting up of the New Syndicate Website

The Syndicate would like to inform our dear colleagues at Vahed and all workers and international labor and union organizations as well as the friends of union movement and true activists of labor and social rights and other entities that Syndicate members have dropped their support from the Syndicates former website and have terminated any […]

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Labor Protests Continue

Labor fighting dire economic situation and the uphill battle has continued with its protests. The following are some of these fights in the summer. On July 27, 400 ship building workers in Sadra industrial island closed down the entrance to the island demanding their past dues. 700 workers had not been paid since March. Security […]

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ITF Demands Shahabi Release

11 July 2014 The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has demanded the release of Reza Shahabi, the imprisoned Iranian trade unionist and prisoner of conscience. Shahabi, who is the treasurer of the ITF member union the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (otherwise known as the Vahed union), was unjustly arrested in […]

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Stop Reza Shahabi’s Persecution and His Inhumane Treatment

The following statement has been released by Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate on the condition of Reza Shahabi: As previously stated by the ‘Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company’ (Sherkat-e-Vahed Trade Union), we offer our overwhelming support in defence of the human rights of Raza Shahabi’s, the dedicated bus driver […]

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Azimzadeh Released, Shahabi Still on Hunger Strike

Many labor activists continue to face repression in Iran. Among the activists in jail, Reza Shahabi, the treasurer of Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate has been twice hospitalized in the course of 40 days since his hunger strike. Following 49 days in jail, Jafar Azimzadeh was released from prison. During his imprisonment, Azimzadeh was pressured to […]

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