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Archive for January, 2012

Iran: Workers Victory at a Glance

Bucking the trend, Mahshahr petrochemical workers have shown that it is possible to win a major labor battle even in these times of lockouts, plant closures and mass layoffs. Other unionists and labor activists are taking note. On January 9, several thousand contracting workers at Bandar Imam Petrochemical Complex and other nearby facilities in the […]

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New Union Formed

In a statement on January 22, the “Project-Based Labor Force Council” reported to have changed its name to “Project-Based Labor Force Union”, pledges to organize engineers, technicians, and skilled as well as unskilled technical workers involved in industrial/oil related activities. The task of the union is set as the implementation of the Labor Law. Among […]

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Shomal Industrial Plantation Workers Protest

Recently a large number of workers from Shomal Industrial Plantation Company in northern Iran staged a gathering by Mianroud provincial city council protesting the plant closure. Shomal Industrial Plantation Company, the largest producer of cooking oil in the Middle East has been in idle mode for weeks because of a fraud case of the main […]

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ITI Workers Continue on with their Protests

Shiraz ITI Communication workers have held a vigil since December 23 by Fars provincial governor’s building asking for a just resolution to their problems According to Hashem Shamshiri, a protesting worker talking to Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), it had been more than twenty six months which workers have been waiting for their wages; a […]

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Isfahan Workers Actions

On January 4, a petition was handed to the governor of Isfahan by Isfahan Qods Textile Company housing cooperative members. The workers were asking the state authorities to accept their demands. On January 2, the cooperative’s members staged a gathering by the governors building to voice their demands. The workers grievances go back to 1996.

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