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Archive for August, 2010

Hormozgan Steel Complex Workeres Stage Protest

On August 23, about 100 steel workers at the Hormozgan Steel Complex in Southern Iran staged a protest gathering. The workers were protesting 300 workers not having received back wages in the last three months. The complex located in the city of Bandar Abbas on the Persian Gulf employs a thousand workers and has been […]

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Kian Tires Workers Go on Strike

On August 19, the workers at Kian Tire went on strike closing down the gates of the factory warehouses. The workers were demanding back wages. Earlier the management had promised to pay the July wages amounting to 300 US dollars, a promise later broken declaring lack of funds. The workers were also outraged by lack […]

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A Letter to President Lula da Silva by a Number of Iranian Political Prisoners in Rejai-Shahr Prison

On August 23, a number of the political prisoners at Rejai shahr prison in Karaj have released the text of a letter to the president Lula da Silva of Brazil. The letter is written in both Persian and English. The text of the English letter with minor changes is presented below by Iran Labor Report. […]

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Shahabi Complains of Ailments in his Visit with the Family

According to a report by the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Reza Shahabi, the Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate secretary treasurer, was allowed a visit with his family on August 19. Shahabi in the short visit was able to meet with his wife Robabeh, his daughter Shireen, and his younger brother Hassan […]

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Bonro Workers Strike

According to the reports by the Free Assembly of the Iranian Workers, Bonro Company workers have been on strike since August 14. Bonro is involved in the assembly of the Mercedes coupe vehicles and employs 800 workers. The striking workers have been demanding their four months back wages. Since the start of the strike, the […]

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Union Activists in Iran – Repression Continues

The massive crackdown on the independent labor activists continues in Iran. Several leaders and activists in the union movement remain in jails while others have been subject to summons and terminations from their jobs. A sketch of the repression of the independent union activism in today’s Iran follows. Mansour Osaloo, the legendary leader of the […]

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Reza Shahabi Informs of the Two months Extension in his Imprisonment Term

According to the reports by the Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, on August 15, Reza Shahabi, the incarcerated Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate leader, in a brief phone conversation with his family, informed them of another two month extension of his arrest in the prison. In his brief conversation, he also has said that […]

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Dégolan‌ Taxi Drivers Go on Strike

According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on August 14, all the taxi drives in the provincial city of Dégolan‌ in Iranian Kurdistan went on strike parking their taxi cabs by the Bolbanabad terminal. The strike which started at 8:00 a.m. in the morning was due to a 20 day interruption in the […]

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RMT Campaigns for Release of Iranian Trade Union Leader, Reza Shahabi

TRANSPORT UNION RMT has joined forces with British MP’s and trade unionists around the globe to campaign for the release of imprisoned Iranian transport workers union leader Reza Shahabi. Reza Shahabi is the Treasurer of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed) whose leadership has been targeted for a wave […]

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Explosion at the Ammonia Plant in Assalouyeh Kills 6 and Injures 8

An explosion of the gas pipes at the Pardis Petrochemical in Assalouyeh resulted in fire and huge explosion at the petrochemical plant around 2:00 p.m. on August 4. The explosion took the lives of six workers and injured eight at the Ammonia plant in Ghadir Petrochemicals in the same complex. Gas and Ammonia leaks are […]

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