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
The beat of war drums sounds a threat to the lives of the children of working people in Iran and the United States!
UMMI’s Statement for Peace Global capitalism needs a war to get out of its self-created crisis and would not hesitate to sacrifice Iranian and American youth in imposing the cost
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
Message of the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union to Union of the Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran
Dear Comrades, I wish to thank you very much for your solidarity message. IndustriALL Global Union fully appreciates the struggle of the Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI), and is
Dear Comrades of IndustriALL Global Union On the eve of May Day, the International Workers Day, the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) once again salutes you, and
30 November 2016
Dear President Park,
I am writing to you on behalf of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran, affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, to support Korean unions in their general strike of 30 November and in their demand that you resign immediately. Read more
As IndustriALL welcomes its first affiliated trade union from Iran, the country’s government continues to imprison labour leaders for their activities.
The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) was affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union at the Executive Committee in October 2016.
Notwithstanding, October was a dark month for trade unions in Iran. Read more
Message of solidarity- The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) stands in solidarity with the striking medical doctors in Sudan
10 October 2016
Dear comrades, colleagues, brothers and sisters in the Sudanese Doctors Union,
We have received the news that the courageous medical doctors in Sudan, members of the Sudanese Doctors Union, have commenced a strike action on 7th October in protest against the bankrupt policies of the corrupt and dictatorial Al-Bashir government. We are delighted to hear that other sections of the organised workers and labour movement in Sudan have rallied behind your timely action. Read more
Question: What is the state of the trade union movement in Iran? In particular, how would you describe the attitude of employers to workers’ rights – do they have any belief in the essential role of trade unions? Read more
Seventeen workers from Agh Dareh gold mine in Iran were publicly flogged in May, while a prominent jailed union activist has embarked on a hunger strike.
Workers at the gold mine in the northwestern city of Tikaab were flogged after protesting against the firing of 350 of their colleagues. They each received between 30 and 99 lashes. Their employer filed a complaint against them for the protest action, and the sentence was carried out by the security services. Read more
In the past three years, we repeatedly stated that the employers will do anything and everything to get rid of the labour activists. From the false promise of the Minster of Labour to workers of the Bafgh mine that “the security forces will not interfere with the strike”, to the High Judicial Office of Khuzestan what issued a statement that “…Gathering, and disrupting the order in the petrochemical companies is against the law and regulations and will be dealt with according to the laws.” (From ILNA, 23/11/2015) Read more
In Solidarity with the members and leaders of the Oil and Petrochemical Workers’ Confederation
On Sunday 17th April we received reports of recent attacks by the state-owned Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC) and the government of Kuwait against workers in the oil sector in that country and their union, the Oil and Petrochemical Workers’ Confederation (OPIWC). Read more
Maziyar Gilaninejhad of the Union of the Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) talks about the challenges and struggles of Iranian workers, and the likely effects of the nuclear deal on the economy. Read more
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
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