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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: 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

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 Message of the Nuclear Agreement [P5+1] for the Iranian Workers

During the last few days before the start of the meetings to determine the national minimum wage for the next year ( 21st March2016- 20th March 2017) we are witnessing:  Read more

Five Years of Continuous Action

We are starting the 6th year of the ‘Message of Syndicate’, the only workers’ periodical in Iran at a time that the labour news is at its forefront.  It has taken the efforts of many people to develop the ‘Message of Syndicate’ from brother Saleh to Millad. Step by step this publication became a voice of justice for the workers and has deepened its worker character. Read more

Editorial- Message of Syndicate

With the ending of the nuclear negotiations between Iran and 5+1 there has been an unprecedented increase in attacks on labour and civic activists. As we had anticipated the subject of [Iranian] cheap labour was part of the agreement in these negotiations. Read more

New Year Greetings – 2016!

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The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) sends Season’s Greetings to
trade unions and workers’ organisations across the world campaigning for rights and better
working conditions and to all their members everywhere.
We hope that the year 2016 heralds peace, happiness, health and success in all
aspects of your lives.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your solidarity with Iranian workers
and trade unionists. Our dearest wish is that the future will be brighter and better for all of
Maziyar Gilaninejad
The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran

For Peace in the Middle East

We have learned that a spectacular peace rally that was held in front
of the Ankara railway station on October 10th in response to the
invitation of trade unions and peace activists in Turkey was the
target of two terrorist attacks as a result of which regrettably more
than 100 peace-loving people were killed and many more were injured.
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Page 2-3 Oppen Letter from the ex–Labour Activists and the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)

Page 4 UMMI New Site Launched


Messenger! UNION MESSENGER No.8, May June 2015 is published.




Page 1 Editorial

Page 3 Statement of the Union of Project Workforce of Iran

Page 4 Teachers’ Day


Page 4 UMMI New Site Launched


Open letter from former trade union leaders and the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)


To:       Mr. Hassan Rouhani, the honorable President of Iran, and

Mr. Sadegh Larijani, the honorable Head of Judiciary

What is being done to the [Iran’s] labour community these days is very unfortunate. In fighting for their rights, labour activists not only for years have been sentenced to jail but also it is a couple of years now that they are being sentenced to lashing as well. Even recently the employers have dared to file grievances against their workers and workers’ representatives who have been fighting for the labour rights and demands, and have taken them to court and fired them.

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Statement by Trade Unions, Journalists and Writers in Iran FREE THE IMPRISONED TRADE UNION ACTIVISTS, JOURNALIST AND WRITERS


Ebrahim Madadi, the President of the Board of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company– Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate- (SWTSCB), Davoud Razavi a leading member of SWTSCB, along with Mahmoud Salehi and Osman Esmali the Kurdish trade unionists have been arrested for attempting to organise a May Day celebration.  According to the article 27 of our country’s constitution, international conventions and the International Charter of Trade Union Rights, this right [organising May Day celebration] has been recognised.

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Messenger! UNION MESSENGER No.7, March 2015 is published.



Page 1             Editorial

Page 2            Greeting on the occasion of March 8th International Women’s day!

Page 3             Iranian Workers fight back – Iranian Workers Call for Protests against the Deregulation of the Labour Law

Page 4             Appeal for Supporting Workers’ Rights and Specifically Project Workers

Page 5             Workers and Trade Unions

Page 5             Work Accidents in Construction Industry

Page 6             UMMI New Site Launched