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Condemn the killing and violent suppression of protesters in Iran

Statement by: Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company We call on all workers’ and labour organizations around the world to strongly condemn the killing and violent suppression of protesters and to support the struggles of workers and…

Esmail Bakhshi was released on heavy bail

Esmail Bakhshi was released on heavy bail اسماعيل بخشي با قيد وثيقه سنگين آزاد شد! Esmail Bakhshi was released on a heavy bail of 750,000,000 toman today, Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from the Evin prison in Tehran. He was welcomed…

Sepideh Gholian, Atefeh Rangriz, Marzieh Amiri, Sanaz Elahyari, Amir Hossein Mohammadi Fard, and Amir Amirgholi, were released on heavy bails

Breaking News: Sepideh Gholian, Atefeh Rangriz, Marzieh Amiri, Sanaz Elahyari, Amir Hossein Mohammadi Fard, and Amir Amirgholi, were released on heavy bails after months of solidarity campaigns Iran: On Saturday, October 26, 2019, 6 well-known jailed workers’ rights defenders and…

Urgent call for action: Condemn long prison and flogging sentences against labour activists in Iran

Sample Protest Letter: Condemn long prison and flogging sentences against labour activists in Iran I (We) am/are writing this to protest against the long prison and flogging sentences against labour activists in Iran issued by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s judiciary against…

Iran: Workers Under Continued Political Repression

Violation of Worker’s Rights: For more than four decades Iranian worker’s basic rights including ILO’s conventions on “Freedom of association and Protection of the Right to organize (no 87) and “Right to Organize and Collective Bargaining” (no 98) have been…

Urgent Action in Support of Detained Labour Activists in Iran

URGENT ACTION FOUR WOMEN JAILED FOR ATTENDING MAY DAY RALLY Iranian labour rights activists Anisha Assadolahi, Atefeh Rangriz and Neda Naji and Iranian journalist Marzieh Amiri have been arbitrarily detained, without access to a lawyer, for weeks and accused of…

Condemn Continued Detention and Trial of May Day Arrestees

Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company: Condemn continued detention and trial of May Day arrestees July 5, 2019 – More than two months after the brutal crackdown of the peaceful May Day rally in front of Iranian…

Reza Shahabi released; Hassan Saeidi, Seyed Rasoul Taleb Moghadam & four others still incarcerated

Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company: Updates on May Day arrestees Reza Shahabi released; Hassan Saeidi, Seyed Rasoul Taleb Moghadam & four others still incarcerated May 7, 2019: Over 45 people were arrested on May 1st, 2019…

LO Norway’s protest letters to authorities in Iran calling for the immediate release of unionists and May Day detainees

LO Norway has sent another protest letter to authorities in Iran calling for the immediate release of unionists and May Day detainees. LO Norway challenges the Iranian government for using the so-called “national security laws” to justify its suppression of…

Statement by Tehran bus workers’ syndicate on May Day crackdown and updates

This page might be updated as more confirmed updates are received. Over 40 people were arrested at the May Day rally in Tehran. Currently a number of arrestees have been released.  As of May 4, 2019, Five bus workers’ union…

NASUWT, the UK teachers’ union, condemns arrest of workers and students at May Day rally in Tehran

May 3, 2019 His Excellency Hassan Rouhani President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Email: [email protected] Your Excellency, On behalf of the NASUWT, the UK teachers’ union, I write to protest in the strongest possible terms about the arrest and…

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…