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Month: September 2014

Updates on the situation of imprisoned labour activists in Iran, as of September 15, 2014

Reza agreed to end his hunger strike after 50 days following his transfer to the Imam Khomeini Hospital and promises made by Mr. Khodabakhshi, the representative of Tehran’s Prosecutor. They agreed to facilitate Reza’s medical treatments in the hospital and…

A call from Gaza: Make Israel Accountable for its Crimes in Gaza – Intensify BDS!

September 5, 2014: From the ruins of our towns and cities in Gaza, we send our heartfelt appreciation to all those who stood with us and mobilized during the latest Israeli massacre. In the occupied West Bank, Israel has embarked…

Lessons from Mineworkers’ Strike in Bafgh

By Alireza Navaie (IASWI-Paris), Ayob Rahmani (IASWI-London)  Translated by Hoshang Tarehgol   Strike by miners of Bafgh Iron Ore Central Corporation on May 2014 was one of the largest and longest strikes in recent years. At the height of this…

Strikers return to work after protesting for two weeks, with disputed results

After ending their first round of strike Bafgh workers had given a grace period of two months to the company as a window of opportunity to satisfactorily resolve all remaining issues. But instead of resolving the remaining issues the mining…

Petition: Israel Police used to help Jewish employers break strikes in West Bank

Petition alleges that Jewish employers are using the police to intimidate Arab workers trying to unionize. The Judea and Samaria District Police is sometimes enlisted by Jewish employers in the West Bank to break attempts by Palestinian workers to organize…