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Haft Tapeh Jailed Labor Leader’s Message on the Occasion of May Day

Ali Nejati, the general secretary of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Workers syndicate, who is serving time in jail for his union activities has issued a message on the occasion of the international workers day.  The text of the message is as follows:

Workers of Iran and the World!

I greet all the workers and their families on May 1, the international workers day.  May Day is the day of commemoration of solidarity and union of the workers all over the world and we workers should know that to achieve our goals and demands, we have no recourse but union and solidarity.  Workers without their independent organizations are not able to do anything to achieve their demands.  My comrades and I in the Haft Tapeh Sugar Refinery were tried and put in jail for setting up a union of our own choice.  But we workers, under no circumstances, should cease our struggle for realizing our demands and setting up our own independent associations.

I wish for the workers, where ever they are, through union and organization, success and exaltation in reaching their aims and demands.

Long Live the International Union and Solidarity of the Workers

Ali Nejati
General Secretary of Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Workers Syndicate

Dezful prison
May 1, 2010, 11 Ordibehesht 1389
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