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In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike Campaign 1400 in Iran

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)

Islamic Republic of Iran

irunionmessenger@gmail.com

16th July 2021

Dear sisters and brothers,

I am writing this letter to you as the President of PTT Labour Union  to express our full support and solidarity with the members of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran (UMMI), as well as with all the workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants, who have gone on strike in South Pars, in Tehran, and across Iran, involving at least 72 companies, as part of the coordinated action called Strike Campaign 1400. Read more

In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike Campaign 1400 in Iran

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)                                                                      Dato:          7. juli 2021

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Islamic Republic of Iran CO-sagsnr.    : INT-2019-01117 irunionmessenger@gmail.com  Deres journalnr.   :

 

Dear sisters and brothers,

I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of The Central Organisation of industrial employees in Denmark – “CO-industri” – , to express our full support and solidarity with the members of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran (UMMI), as well as with all the workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants, who have gone on strike in South Pars, in Tehran, and across Iran, involving at least 72 companies, as part of the coordinated action called Strike Campaign 1400. Read more

Message of Solidarity with the striking workers in the oilfields of Iran

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)

Via Email: irunionmessenger@gmail.com

6 July 2021

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the National Education Union (NEU), we salute the determination of the 28,000 workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants who downed tools and walked off the job in South Pars, in the oilfields of the southern provinces and across Iran, as part of a coordinated strike action. Read more

In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike Campaign 1400 in Iran

5th July 2021

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)

Islamic Republic of Iran

irunionmessenger@gmail.com

Dear sisters and brothers,

I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of CFMEU Mining & Energy Division to express our full support and solidarity with the members of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran (UMMI), as well as with all the workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants, who have gone on strike in South Pars, in Tehran, and across Iran, involving at least 72 companies, as part of the coordinated action called Strike Campaign 1400. Read more

In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike Campaign 1400 in Iran

Congress House

Great Russell Street

London WC1B 3LS

Frances O’Grady General Secretary

Paul Nowak Deputy General Secretary

 

 

 Union of Metalworkers and

Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)

Islamic Republic of Iran

By email: irunionmessenger@gmail.com

from: Stephen Russell email: srussell@tuc.org.uk

5 July 2021

Dear colleagues,

I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress to express our full support and solidarity with the members of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran (UMMI), as well as with all the workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants, who have gone on strike in 72 companies across Iran, as part of the coordinated Strike Campaign 1400.

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In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike Campaign 1400 in Iran

July 5, 2021

SENT VIA EMAIL

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)

Islamic Republic of Iran irunionmessenger@gmail.com

Greetings,

As the National President of Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union and Canada’s union for energy workers, I am writing to express our full support and solidarity with the members of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran (UMMI). We also stand in solidarity with all of the workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants who have gone on strike in South Pars, in Tehran, and across Iran, involving at least 72 companies, as part of the coordinated action called Strike Campaign 1400. Read more

In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike Campaign 1400 in Iran

1st July 2021

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)

Islamic Republic of Iran

irunionmessenger@gmail.com

Dear sisters and brothers,

I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of SHNM Nort Macedonija to express our full support and solidarity with the members of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran (UMMI), as well as with all the workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants, who have gone on strike in South Pars, in Tehran, and across Iran, involving at least 72 companies, as part of the coordinated action called Strike Campaign 1400. Read more

IndustriALL Global Union urges for respect of fundamental labour rights of oil and gas workers in Iran

 Geneva, 28 June 2021

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 immediately to put an end to the violation of fundamental labour rights of oil and gas workers in Iran.

We condemn in the strongest possible terms the firing of more than 700 workers, who were fired for joining the Strike Campaign 1400.  This constitutes a blatant violation of international core labour standards, including Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize, and Convention 98 on the Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining of the International Labour Organization (ILO).   We urge you to intervene to guarantee their immediate reinstatement.

We fully support the call from thousands of workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants from 60 companies in eight provinces demanding higher wages, payment of unpaid salaries, and better contractual conditions.

It is imperative that the government address the fair demands from the oil and gas sector concerning better wages, including a set of wage demands for each employment category, adequate social security and better living conditions. Workers are willing to return to work if employers meet their demands.

As we have pointed it out in numerous occasions, we find it unacceptable that workers are employed by subcontracting companies, which provide labour for development projects in the oil and gas fields.  Contractors routinely underpay social security contributions by misclassifying workers, which affects their pensions, unemployment and sickness cover.

Therefore, IndustriALL Global Union urges the Iranian government to act without delay to protect the labour rights of oil and gas workers, and ensure decent working conditions for the workers as direct employees, which should result, among others, in higher wages, adequate social security and better living conditions.

I anticipate your prompt action and reply.

Sincerely,

 

Valter Sanches

General Secretary

Happy May Day, the International Day of Workers’ Solidarity!

The current [Iranian] year 1400 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of International Workers’ Day in our country. The first gathering of International Workers’ Day in Iran was held on the initiative of the Central Union of Workers of Iran in 1921. Despite the limited size of the Iranian working class, 8,000 workers as well as administrative personnel were organized in 16 trade unions in that year. They planned and organized the first May 1st celebration in Iran. Read more

Iranian oil and gas strike solid in fourth week

27 August, 2020

An unprecedented mass strike in the Iranian oil and gas sector is holding firm as it enters its fourth week.

Around 10,000 workers in Iran’s oil and gas fields have been taking part in wildcat strike action since 1 August. Despite attempts at repression, the strike is holding firm, morale among workers is high, and many employers are starting to offer concessions.
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