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Urgent action: National TV’s show “Burnt Plot” is a pretext to crush workers’ demands and protests in Iran

The syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company calls for urgent action: National TV’s show “Burnt Plot” is a pretext to crush workers’ demands and protests in Iran On Saturday, January 19, 2019, the news section of national…

Urgent: Esmaeil Bakhshi re-arrested on Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate reported yesterday that at 11:55 PM, Sunday, January 20th, 2019 a caravan of fifteen patrol cars full of armed security and intelligence forces raided Esmaeil Bakhshi’s house and have taken him away to an undisclosed location….

A summary review of the strikes by sugarcane and steel workers – Jan 8, 2019

In this issue: A summary review of the strikes by sugarcane and steel workers and what are at stake: Fight back against privatization and for workers’ self-management of their factories: Government crackdown and attempts to impose Islamic Labour Councils: The…

Esmaeil Bakhshi, Iran’s prominent labour activist: “I was tortured, kicked and beaten to the brink of death”

Esmaeil Bakhshi, Iran’s prominent labour activist: “I was tortured, kicked and beaten to the brink of death without reason or any words to the extent that I could not move for 72 hours in my cell”.   An open letter…

Iran: Over 40 steel workers in custody after two days of security forces raids

The repressive forces of the Islamic of Republic Iran have arrested more than 40 workers after two consecutive days of brutal raids on the homes of the striking workers of the Ahvaz Steel Complex. About 31 workers were arrested at…

Esmail Bakhshi was reportedly released on a heavy bill

As reported by the Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate, Esmail Bakhshi, a representative of the Haft-Tapeh Sugarcane workers, was released from prison on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Esmail Bakhshi was arrested on November 18, 2018. Ali Nejati, a long-time activist…

IASWI strongly condemns Ali Nejati’s arrest and beating- All Haft Tapeh arrestees must be immediately released!

According to the telegram channel of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate Ali Nejati’s house was raided early this morning, Thursday 29 November, 2018. Security forces stormed the house without any legal warrants, and arrested Mr. Nejati, his son, Payman Nejati,…

Urgent Call: Esmail Bakhshi has been reportedly beaten and tortured

Urgent Call for Immediate and Unconditional Release of Mr. Esmail Bakhshi, Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers Representative. Esmail Bakhshi has been reportedly beaten and tortured According to reports that IASWI has received and also reported on telegram channels of Haft Tapeh…

Urgent call: Free Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Representatives

Free Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Representatives Representatives of the striking workers of the Haft Tape Sugar Cane Industry were arrested and sent to an unknown location today. As of this time, no information is available about their whereabouts. Names of…

Solidarity message to ITF Congress 2018: Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company

Friends, comrades, and delegates at the ITF congress held in Singapore October 14-20, 2018, With most sincere and warm salute and solidarity from our Syndicate, we hope that this congress will mark yet another step toward the achievement of workers’…

Iran: Bus Workers’ Syndicate strongly condemns the state-sponsored, pseudo syndicate, propped up to attack the authentic, autonomous syndicate!

Workers of Tehran Bus Company and across Iran, and independent trade unions, workers’ organizations, and other workers’ institutions and activists internationally: We hereby announce that state intelligence services, with the support of the Ministry of Labour and the Tehran and…

teacher trade unionist Mohammed Habibi sentenced to ten and a half years in prison

Education International strongly condemns the prison sentence imposed on Mohammad Habibi, an Iranian teacher and a member of the board of directors of the Iranian Teachers’Trade Association of Tehran.The sentence is for ten and a half years of confinement. On…

Iran: Political suppression and struggle for freedom and equality

On the Occasion of International Workers’ Day – May 2018   The International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran stands in solidarity with our sisters, brothers and comrades all around the world and with you in struggle against capitalism,…

Imprisoned Iranian teacher, Esmail Abdi, to begin hunger strike as of April 17, 2018

*This spring of 2018 is also the fortieth spring since the revolution, a revolution which promised overcoming dictatorship, establishing democracy, creating transparency and preventing the accumulation of wealth in the hands of a certain class. According to the clergy and…

We celebrate Reza Shahabi’s release today and prepare for tomorrow

Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company has announced that Reza Shahabi was released on March 13, 2018. Please see below the Vahed Syndicate’s statement. This is great news. Congratulations to Shahabi, his family, Vahed Syndicate and to…

Iran: Security forces arrested steel workers; Workers continue to protests despite arrests

In response to Ahvaz Steel workers protests in the past few days, last night security agents raided the houses of protesting workers late Thursday night (March 1, 2018) and arrested about 10 workers. Arrested workers include: Farhad Akbarian; Morteza Akbarian;…

Iran: a must see speech by a worker representative during Haft Tapeh Sugarcane workers’ strike (With English Subtitles)

  ABOUT THIS MUST SEE VIDEO: Esmail Bakhshi’s speech, on January 15, 2018,  during the strike of the workers from Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Complex.  Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate has been an epicenter of independent Iranian labor movement in the…

Iran: Reza Shahabi on temporary medical furlough amid his deteriorating health

Reza Shahabi has been granted five days of medical furlough in order to seek treatment following the worsening of his health in both Rajaee Shahr and Evin Prisons. Reza suffered two strokes in Rajaee Shahr Prison in December 2017 however…

Iran: Joint statement of bus workers, sugarecane workers & the alliance of the retired on the minimum wage in 1397 (2018)*

The procedure of determining minimum wage for the following year (1397 Solar Hijri) has begun under such grave and unprecedented circumstances that some government officials have admitted that people, especially the workers are at the end of their rope. This…

Saturday 3 February, Milan, all in front of the Iranian Consulate! Hands off Reza Shahabi, hands off all the union activists!

Saturday 3 February, Milan, all in front of the Iranian Consulate! Hands off Reza Shahabi, hands off all the union activists!   http://www.frontedilottanoausterity.org/index.php?action=viewnews&news=top_1516181001#comments   Click here for the poster in English: Feb 3, 2018, FREEDOM FOR REZA ENGLISGH   FREEDOM FOR…

Updates on the Current Mass Protests in Iran: “The political Prisoners Must be Freed”

At least 20 people have been killed and hundreds more have been arrested over the past 10 days. All 20 of the top most populated cities of Iran participated in the protests. The total population of the cities where protests…

Tehran bus workers & Haft Tapeh Sugarcane workers: Today’s protests by workers and the deprived people is the result of injustice!

Bus workers’ syndicate of Tehran and sugarcane workers’ syndicate of Haft Tapeh have issued a joint statement on the recent protest movement in Iran, stating that protesting masses have poured into streets because they are fed up with poverty, injustice…

IASWI statement on the new wave of mass protests in Iran

Mass protests in over 50 cities across Iran have been taking place since December 28th amid heavy security to raise people’s voices against massive poverty, skyrocketing cost of living, vast corruption and embezzlement by officials on all levels as well…

International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles: Free Reza Shahabi!

Click here for the original file in pdf: 2017 – 12 – 25 – Liberté immédiate et sans condition pour Reza Shahabi!-2    Free Reza Shahabi immediately and unconditionally! The undersigned workers’ organizations have been following the situation of Reza Shahabi,…

11 European trade unions and labour federations jointly call for the freedom of Reza Shahabi following his stroke

Free Reza Shahabi immediately and unconditionally! The undersigned workers’ organizations have been following the situation of Reza Shahabi, a member of the board of directors of the Syndicate of Workers of the Bus Company of Tehran and the Suburbs, for…

All December 26th detainees, including Robabeh Rezaee and Hassan Saeidi, were released. Tehran bus workers’ syndicate condemns the brutal assault:

Tehran bus workers’ syndicate condemns the Ministry of Labour’s and security forces’ brutal assault   In a statement issued in the evening of December 26, 2017, Tehran bus workers’ syndicate exposed active collaboration of the agents of the Ministry of…

Scores were injured & over 40 arrested after security forces brutally attacked a rally in support of Reza Shahabi

Update 2: as of the afternoon of December 26, 2017, all arrestees have been released. More updates to be issued soon. Iran: Breaking news: Robabeh Rezaee, Hassan Saeidi, Mohammad Aslaghi & Gholamreza Gomar among the arrestees. A protest rally was…

Spain’s Workers’ Commissions joins the international campaign for Reza Shahabi’s freedom

CCOO (Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras) supports the Iranian trade unionist Réza Shahabi As of today, December 21, 2017, CCOO has joined an urgent statement on the case of the Iranian trade unionist Réza Shahabi. The LO Norway, LO Sweden and the…