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Iran: workers in South Pars oil and gas fields submit petition to state broadcaster

06.12.2017 More than 1,000 workers added their names to a petition to the public broadcaster, calling on the organization to send an investigative team to report on terrible working conditions

Unsafe workplace means murder of workers

The most important principle of contract and project work in the oilfields is following safety rules. One important function of real trade unions is to monitor the safety status of

The request of 1000 workers from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Corporation (IRIB)

In the Name of God Respected Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Corporation (IRIB), Managing Director of the News Network  And Mr. Seyyed Mehrdad Seyyed Mehdi

IndustriALL Global Union calls on Government of Iran to release immediately Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi and respect fundamental human rights and labour rights

Geneva, 15 November 2017 H.E. Hassan Rouhani President Islamic Republic of Iran Email: media@rouhani.ir ; mission.iran@ties.itu.int;  info_leader@leader.ir;  contact@leader.ir;  info@humanrights-iran.ir;  iran@un.int Dear Mr. President, I am writing this letter to you

We condemn the government’s renewed onslaught on trade union activists!

In recent weeks, there have been worrying developments indicating a renewed onslaught on trade union activists in Iran. Reza Shahabi, an imprisoned bus driver and prominent trade union activist, remains

Iran: workers in South Pars oil and gas fields submit petition to state broadcaster

06.12.2017

More than 1,000 workers added their names to a petition to the public broadcaster, calling on the organization to send an investigative team to report on terrible working conditions and unpaid wages. Read more

Unsafe workplace means murder of workers

The most important principle of contract and project work in the oilfields is following safety rules. One important function of real trade unions is to monitor the safety status of workplaces by dispatching health and safety officers to visit workplaces or requesting governmental inspectors to visit workplaces periodically. We have all experienced painful events at workplaces. I started project work in 2003 and worked for Sadr Shimi Shiraz Co. and in that company’s premises a steam boiler exploded & an engineer was fatally injured. Read more

The request of 1000 workers from the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Corporation (IRIB)

In the Name of God

Respected Director of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Corporation (IRIB),

Managing Director of the News Network

 And Mr. Seyyed Mehrdad Seyyed Mehdi Read more

IndustriALL Global Union calls on Government of Iran to release immediately Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi and respect fundamental human rights and labour rights

Geneva, 15 November 2017

H.E. Hassan Rouhani

President

Islamic Republic of Iran

Email: media@rouhani.ir ; mission.iran@ties.itu.int;  info_leader@leader.ir;  contact@leader.ir;  info@humanrights-iran.ir;  iran@un.int

Dear Mr. President,

I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union , which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, energy and manufacturing sectors in more than 140 countries, including Iran, to urge you again to immediately release the imprisoned union leaders, including Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi and to ensure the full respect of fundamental human rights and labour rights in the country. Read more

We condemn the government’s renewed onslaught on trade union activists!

In recent weeks, there have been worrying developments indicating a renewed onslaught on trade union activists in Iran.

Reza Shahabi, an imprisoned bus driver and prominent trade union activist, remains imprisoned and without much needed access to medical treatment.  Meanwhile, Mahmoud Salehi has been snatched by the security forces from in front of a hospital at which he was receiving treatment only to resurface in prison. This is at a time when Ja’far Azimzadeh and Alireza Saghafi have been re-summoned to present themselves to the prison authorities, and Daud Razavi, another bus driver, will be arraigned before court in the next few days.  Hamid Sharghi (a member of the UMMI) has already appeared in court and sentenced to two years imprisonment. Read more

Iran: release imprisoned trade unionists Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi

05.09.2017

IndustriALL Global Union has written to the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, demanding an end to the repression of trade unionists, and calling for the release of Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi.

The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI), an IndustriALL affiliate, has issued a solidarity call for the release of trade union activists Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi, and an end to the repression of trade unions.
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IndustriALL Global Union calls on Government of Iran to immediately release imprisoned union leaders and respect fundamental labour rights

Geneva, 05 September 2017

 

Mr. Hassan Rouhani

President

Islamic Republic of Iran

Email:  media@rouhani.ir; mission.iran@ties.itu.int

Dear Mr. President Hassan Rouhani,

 

I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, energy and manufacturing sectors in more than 140 countries, including Iran, to urge you to immediately release the imprisoned union leaders and to ensure the full respect of fundamental labour rights in the country.

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Whose interests are threatened by Trade Union campaigns

Iran has witnessed the imposition of a wave of unprecedented restrictions on the legitimate trade union activities of workers syndicates since the beginning of this year. On 28 April, MaziarGilani-Nejad, a member of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI), was summoned to appear beforethe Revolutionary Court. He was subsequently acquitted of the charges against him. Shahpour Ehsani-Rad, a member of the Free Trade Union of Iran, received a prison term along with a sentence of lashing. Bail providers for Ja’far Azimzadeh, of the Free Trade Union of Iran, and Mahmoud BeheshtiLangaroudi, of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, have also been placed under pressure – through the threat of unilateral court seizure of the sums put up for bail – so as to force these trade unionists to return to prison. This has been aptly illustrated in the case of Reza Shahabi, a member of the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran Bus Company, who has already been forced to return to jail despite being informed his sentence had in fact been completely served.

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Letter to the Prime Minister of Sweden

Rt. Honourable Stefan Löfven

Prime Minister of Sweden,

We hereby warmly welcome you and your accompanying delegation to Iran. We hope that the bilateral relations between our two countries will develop further on the basis of peace;  mutual respect for  independence and sovereignty for  the supreme benefit of the working people of both countries; and with the aim of  achieving peace, stability as well as the  general prosperity of our  two peoples.   Read more

Support for independent democratic trade unions in Iran and recognition of internationally recognized labour rights

In my capacity as President of the Swedish union Industrial and Metal Workers’ Union (IF Metall), I am about to visit Iran in the next few days together with an official Swedish delegation led by the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Lofven. The delegation will also include representatives from the Swedish business community.

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