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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

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

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

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

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
us.
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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Contents:

Page 1 Editorial  – THE NUCLEAR AGREEMENT AND WORKERS

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

…more

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

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Contents:

Page 1 Editorial

Page 3 Statement of the Union of Project Workforce of Iran

Page 4 Teachers’ Day

 

Page 4 UMMI New Site Launched

…more

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

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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

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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.

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Contents:

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

…more

Messenger! UNION MESSENGER No.6, January 2015 is published.

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Contents:

Page 1             Editorial

Page 2             Protest by VAHED Bus Drivers

Page 3             Teachers Protest Delayed Pay

Page 4             Strike at Sangrood Coal mine

Page 4             A Metalworker’s report from Iran Khodro (IKCO)

Page 5             We Support Iran Khodro’s Strike

Page 5             Lessening Attention to Workers’ Safety to Speed up the Workage

Page 6             The Priority of Capitalism: Butchering the Labour Law and Social Security

Page 6             There Is No Legal Ban for Labour Gatherings!!

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Report from Metalworker: Protest and strike by 1000 workers at the Arak Pars Wagon Factory

 

Arak Wagon ParsThe dismissal of Mr Khoshbakht, the workers’ representative at Arak Pars Wagon Factory, by the management board, provoked industrial action by 150 workers at the plant who stopped work to protest against this illegal measure.   In addition, 750 more workers went into the factory but refused to start work in protest against the management’s action in a move known as an “Italian strike”.

The workers’ representative who was dismissed had a contract of employment with this manufacturer until the end of May 2015.  His illegal sacking was ordered by the main shareholding interest of the company, the Khatam-ul-Anbia centre (a major operational base of the Guards Corps responsible for planning and coordinating industrial and economic activities).

Today it has been a week since the workers started their strike.  They have said they will continue their action until their representative is allowed to return to his post.

The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)hereby declares its full support and solidarity with workers engaged in this industrial action and calls for the reinstatement of their workers’ representative.

Statement of the Public Relations department of the Metalworkers and Mechanics Union

27th December 2014

2015 Season’s Greetings!

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The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) sends Season’s Greetings to workers across the world and trade unions and workers’ organisations campaigning for rights and better working conditions.

We wish that the New Year brings 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.  We hope that the future will be brighter and better.

Maziyar Gilaninejad

The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran