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Archive for April, 2010

Iranian Labor Leaders Face Reprisals Following the Joint Statement and the Call to Hunger Strike

10 independent workers organizations issued a joint statement on the occasion of the international workers day in Iran. The statement presented the workers demands and condemned the suppression of workers and general populance since last May day in Iran. Following the statement, authorities have increased suppressive tactics on the labor leaders. Based on reports by [...]

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Statements of Support Continue on the International Workers Day

Ten independent workers organizations in Iran issued a joint statement on the occasion of the international workers day.  In addition to the joint statement by the 10 organizations, other workers groups and individuals have issued statements and declared their support for the workers demands. Tehran and Municipality Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate, Haft Tapeh Sugar Refinery [...]

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اطلاعيه “شبكه تشكلات كارگري ايران” به مناسبت اول ماه مه

به نام جان آفرين كارگران جوانان هموطنان آزادي خواه ما امسال روز جهاني كارگر را در شرايطي جشن مي گيريم كه كشورمان وارد يكي از حساسترين مقاطع تاريخي خود در چند دهه گذشته شده است . حكومت خودكامه كه ضربات نيرومندي از جنبش دموكراسي خواهي دريافت كرده در صدد برقرار ساختن سيطره خود در اولين [...]

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Joint International Workers Day Declaration (Iranian Workers Organizations)

10 Independent Workers Organizations in Iran have issued a joint statement on the occasion of the international workers day.  The text of the statement  translated by Iran Labor Report is as follows: May 1st is the international day of working-class solidarity and the day of global protest against poverty, destitution, and injustice. On this day, [...]

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Statement of the Network of Iranian Labor Associations on the Occasion of May Day

In the name of the creator To all the Iranian workers, young people, and freedom lovers: We celebrate the International Workers Day this year at a moment when our country has entered one of the most critical junctures of its recent history: the tyrannical dictatorship which has received powerful blows from the popular movement is [...]

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Fallen Workers of the Protest Movement

Center for Solidarity with the Families of the Incarcerated and the Fallen in a statement has announced the names of the workers who have lost their lives in the course of last year’s Green Movement protests following the fraudulent June 12 elections. The Center has called for putting flowers at the tombs of these worker [...]

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Declaration of the Council for Celebration of International Labor Day – 1389 (2010)

The Council for Celebration of International Labor Day – 1389 (2010), stating demands on the workers’ day, has called for demonstrations through out Iran on the occasion of the May day.  The statement reads as follows: Workers, teachers, students, nurses, wage-earners, ladies, gentlemen and freedom-loving people of Iran, International Labor Day, May 1st, is a [...]

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National Union of Women Workers Issues an Statement on May Day

The National Union of Women Workers held an officially-sanctioned program celebrating female workers on April 26.  A declaration supporting the demands of the female workers was read at the end of the program. The Declaration states the following: International Labor Day, May 1st, is a reminder of heroic struggles of many workers during the course [...]

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What is happening this May Day in Iran?

While May Day, the International Workers Day, has never been an officially-sanctioned holiday in Iran, workers have nevertheless celebrated it throughout the years, often against heavy police repression. This year, the authorities have banned all gatherings by the independent labor organizations and threatened them with severe punishment. However, the old government-affiliated labor groups have announced [...]

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Teachers Organizations Call for Hunger Strike from May 2 to May 8

May 2, 2010 marks “Teachers Day” in Iran. On this day, the Coordinating Council of the Teachers Trade Unions has called for a hunger strike to protest the long sentences and death penalties handed out to teachers. Additionally, the Council asks for the removal of security measures from the schools, increased job security and putting [...]

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