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Greetings on the occasion of May Day – International Workers’ Day!

To the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK) and

the United Metalworkers’ Union (Birleşik Metal-İŞ)

 On the occasion of May Day 2020, the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) would like to convey its greetings and best wishes to our comrades in the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK) and the United Metalworkers’ Union (Birleşik Metal-İŞ) for the success of their decisive struggle for the realisation of the demands of the workers of Turkey.  Read more

Second Open Letter to President Dr. Rouhani!

With respect, due to the current health issues, this letter is published in an open format.

The upwards trend of the coronavirus continues in our country and, almost fifty days since the outbreak of this disease, we are witnessing that this pandemic has still not yet been controlled and there is no hope of a downwards trend on the horizon. Read more

Open Letter to President Dr. Hassan Rouhani!

Dear Dr Rouhani,

To comply with the current health issues, we are publishing this letter in cyberspace and we hope that observing the following will keep us from taking any further action. Read more

Iranian miners fired after protest action

30 January, 2020

300 workers at the Chadormalu iron ore mine have been fired after protesting low wages and wage discrimination against contractors. Read more

IndustriALL Global Union in solidarity with Chadormalu mineworkers in Iran

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

We Support the Demands of the Chadormalu Mine Workers!

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

IndustriALL stands in solidarity with the people of Iran

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.

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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

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 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

IndustriALL demands release of 21 workers in Iran

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.

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