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Archive for July, 2012

New Police Pressure on IUF Iran Affiliate

The following message has been released by International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF): 26-07-2012 Leaders of the IUF-affiliated independent Haft Tapeh sugarworkers union in Iran have come under renewed police pressure as part of the regime’s escalating crackdown on trade union activists. Act now! – click here […]

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Reza Shahabi’s Sentence Upheld by the Appeals Court

The following statement was issued by Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate following upholding the sentence for Reza Shahabi’s by the Appeals Court. Reza Shahabi, treasurer secretary of Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate has been in prison since June 12, 2010. While the judge in the lower court had enunciate releasing Reza Shahabi from prison, […]

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More than 700 Sepahan Cement Factory Workers Strike

More than 700 Sepahan Cement Factory workers have been on strike since July 7. The workers employed by intermediary contracting companies at the plant are protesting discrimination in seniority and productivity benefits payments between the permanent and contracting workers. According to Gholami, a contracting workers representative at the plant, talking to Iranian News Agency (ILNA): […]

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Asia Pearlite Casting Company ّFiring Protesting Workers

According to Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), since the protest gathering by the workers at the parts manufacturing unit on June 10, 20 protesting workers of Asia Pearlite Casting Company have been expelled. City of Saveh Labor House executive secretary told ILNA that the June protest was due to four month delay in paying wages […]

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More than 300 Workers at the Company tied with Revolutionary Guards go on Strike

Correction: The named company in the report originally was Makin Darya. The following message was received regarding this report: “About your news for strike of Makin company Please note that this company is Makin not Makin Darya Our company is Makin Darya and work in pleasure field and don’t have any yard or office in […]

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Telephone Operators in Shiraz go on Strike

More than 100 telثphone operators at Shiraz Telephone Information Center went on strike On July 3, protesting the working conditions and the new contracting procedures. According to Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), on the fifth day of the strike on July 8, the workers staged a protest by the state government offices in Fars. The […]

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Strike at Poultry Facilities

According to the website, Kaleme, the government forcing the poultry facilities to sell chickens less than their actual costs has resulted in protests by the owners and several strikes at the poultry houses. Kaleme reports that Someesara poultry houses went on strike for three days on June 30. Yet no settlements have been reached. Kermanshah […]

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Contracting Textile Workers at Rasht Iran Barak Go on Work Stoppage

A group of contracting textile workers at Iran Barak in the city of Rasht went on a short work stoppage on July 7 and sent a letter to the management of the factory. According to Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), the workers have demanded the “differences in February payments and all the March payments”, “Unemployment […]

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Kurdistan Textile Workers Stage Protest Gathering in Sanandaj

According to Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), one hundred of the 300 member Kurdistan Textile Workers Housing Coop staged a protest gathering by the Housing and Urban Development offices in the Kurdish city of Sanandaj on July 9. According to a protester, Jabbar Khoda Moradi: “the Housing and Urban Development Office in the state of […]

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Contracting Workers, the Silent Oppressed/Blank Signature Contracts, Revival of Slavery

The following article appeared in the website, kaleme, associated with Mir Hossein Mousavi and Zahra Rahnavard, the Green Movement leaders who have been spending more than 500 days in house arrest in Iran. Kaleme – Labor Group: Since the start of the new year, March 20, more than three thousand contracting workers have been expelled […]

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