30 January, 2020
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Dear sisters and brothers,
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, to express our full support and solidarity with the struggle of 300
mineworkers, who were summarily dismissed on 25 January at the Chadormalu mine. Read more
Dismissal of 300 workers from Bahavand Barad Contracting HR Company, and the implementation of the “Occupational Classification Plan”, favoured by Hatami HR Contractors, has led to protests by the workers and the trade unionists at Chadormalu Mine.
The right to work is a human right and standards of working conditions must be observed by employers and the Ministry of Labour. Neglecting and ignoring the workers’ demands by the provincial authorities and the labour department officials have endangered the livelihood of 300 workers and their families who have been struggling with unemployment and hunger since 25 January 2020. Read more
IndustriALL Global Union calls for respect of fundamental labour rights at Imam Khomeini Petrochemical Complex in Mahshahr
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 intervene immediately to put an end to the violation of fundamental labour rights at the Imam Khomeini Petrochemical Complex in Mahshahr. Read more
29 November, 2019
The brutal suppression of protests in Iran has led to at least 250 deaths and 3,700 injuries, and at least 7,000 protesters have been arrested.
The protests started on 15 November, after the government tripled the fuel price overnight. What began as an economic protest soon turned into a broader series of protests against government corruption and mismanagement.
IndustriALL Global Union calls for the release of all the Azarab workers detained in a violent attack by security forces during peaceful demonstrations in Arak
Geneva, 23 October 2019
H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani
Islamic Republic of Iran
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 intervene to guarantee the immediate release of all the Azarab workers detained in a brutal attack by security forces on peaceful demonstrators in Arak on 20 and 21 October. Read more
23 October, 2019
IndustriALL Global Union has written to the president of Iran to demand the release of 21 workers detained after protesting at Azarab Industries in Arak, and condemned the brutal use of force against peaceful protestors at the company’s factory.
Azarab workers, who have been on strike since 6 October, were viciously beaten in an attack by riot police on 20 October. Several people were injured and taken to hospital but have reportedly discharged themselves for fear of being arrested.
23 September, 2019
IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the release of 28 workers detained in a brutal attack on demonstrators at the HEPCO Industrial Complex in Arak on 16 September.
At least 15 workers were injured and many more arrested after security forces used violence to break up a peaceful demonstration. Around 900 workers were protesting against months of unpaid wages and privatization of the company. Read more
In a wide-ranging interview, Maziyar Guilaninejhad, Coordinator of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran (UMMI), assesses the current situation for trade unionists.
IT: Could you give us a short description of the present conditions of independent workers organisations and trade unions in Iran? Read more
Dear US Steelworker Comrades
In recent months and weeks, the US administration has adopted a dangerous approach and policy in relation to our country. By leaving the JCPOA agreement, which had global backing and had been endorsed by the UN Security Council, as well as the resumption of economic, financial and banking sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration have engineered extremely difficult conditions for the working people of Iran and created a hugely threatening situation in the Middle East. President Trump is trying to impose his adventurous policies in favor of a tiny number of people in the United States and the global capitalist system. Read more