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Archive for February, 2010

48 people lost their lives at work in the first sixth months of the Iranian calendar year

Iranian Labour News Agency reports that according to information from the Economic and Social office of Statistics and Accounting in the Iranian Organization for Social Security, in the first six months of the Iranian year starting this last March, 9,865 of the workers insured have been injured in their work places.  6,602 of the accidents […]

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600 Workers go out on strike at the Bandar Abbas Refinery Development Corporation

About 600 workers at Bandar Abbas Refinery Development Corporation started a strike on February 19 protesting five months unpaid back wages. On the fifth day of the strike management offered one months pay, if workers were willing to return to work.  The workers declined the offer. They refused to settle for anything less then the […]

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Stike at Dena Rah Sazan

According to reports from the Free Assembly of Iranian Workers, 800 employees at Dena Rah Sazan went out on strike this monday over four months non-paid wages. On Tuesday, February 23rd, the company chairman visited the strikers and told them that by the end of the Iranian new year this March, the company would only […]

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Workers Lives Today

Bankruptcy rates at industrial plants in Iran have taken a sharp turn for the worst in the past year.  Lack of funds and low budgets in the manufacturing sector have caused layoffs in many plants.  Mismanagement and the lack of coherent economic governance has helped cause many factories to operate at only 20 – 30 […]

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Happy Birthday Mansour Osanloo, our Working Class Hero

February 23, is the birthday of Mansour Osanloo, the leader of the Tehran Bus Drivers Union who has been incarcerated in Islamic Republic jails for 900 days under extremely inhumane conditions. Iran Labor Report staff salute Osanloo for his courage and his steadfastness and wish him a very happy birthday.  The following poem is dedicated to our working class hero. “The […]

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Shiraz ITI Workers Protest Unpaid Back Wages

Workers at Shiraz Iran Telecommunication Industries staged a three day sit-in at the Fars provincial governors mansion.  The workers stopped traffic on a roads leading to the plant three days ago protesting due to 13 months of wage theft.  The workers vow to continue their protests until the back wages are paid in full.  Officials […]

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Hunger Strike at Mobarake Steel Complex

According to a report, written by the ad hoc Council of Isfahan Steel Workers, hundreds of contract workers at the Mobarakeh Steel Complex staged a hunger strike on January 31st and again on February 1st. Workers are protesting reduced wages, pension cuts, and managements’ empty promises. The strikes are mainly in the steel and cold […]

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Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran Report on Osanloo’s Assault in Prison

Based on reports by human rights and democracy activists in Iran, Mansour Osanloo, a Tehran labor leader who is currently incarcerated, was assaulted in prison on February 22.  The assailant sought to provoke a fight by hitting Osanloo several times in the chest while the two were in the prison yard. The conflict then escalated […]

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Ahmadinejad’s import mania

by HAMID FAROKHNIA in Tehran This article appeared in Tehran Bureau.  Hamid Farokhnia is a staff writer with Iran Labor Report. Ahmadinejad’s import mania drives farmers to bankruptcy; industrial workers arbitrarily denied wages. Over the last few months, as the economic downturn has picked up momentum, a new demand is increasingly being voiced by protesting […]

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Iran bus unionist released from solitary confinement

International Transport Workers’ Federation A protest letter from the ITF and action by affiliates has been linked to the release of bus workers’ leader Mansour Osanloo from solitary confinement. Earlier this week, the ITF learnt that Osanloo, president of the ITF-affiliated Tehran Bus Workers’ Union, had been moved into solitary confinement at Rajai Shar prison. […]

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