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A Call for urgent action by Tehran bus workers’ union: Reza Shahabi’s life endangered by his continued confinement!

Original text: http://vahedsyndica.com/archive/3052   Open letter from “Tehran bus workers’ syndicate” to workers and labour organizations in Iran and around the world. Reza Shahabi’s life endangered by his continued confinement! Tehran bus workers’ syndicate is urging all workers and labour organizations…

Reza Shahabi suffers stroke in prison! Free Reza Shahabi Now!

Tehran bus workers’ syndicate reported today that, during the family’s visit with Reza Shahabi on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the left half of his face was flat and under his eyes had a special sink. Reza had informed the prison’s…

ILO’s Case No. 2508 on Iran: A serious and urgent case at risk of being undermined

International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI) IASWI Bulletin – Special Edition: ILO’s Case No. 2508: (Complaint against the Islamic Republic of Iran violation of workers’ rights) – A serious and urgent case at risk of being undermined…

IUF: Iran: Four months without wages! Haft Tapeh sugar workers launch strikes and demonstrations

On December 2, workers at the giant Haft Tapeh sugar cane plantation and mill complex in Shush launched a new round of strikes and demonstrations after more than four months without wages or benefits. The workers and their families are…

CUPE National: Speak out against the persecution and repression of labour activists in Iran

An urgent international solidarity initiative by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which is highly welcomed by the Iranian workers’ movement. Please support and share widely! CUPE: We call on the Government of Iran to immediately and unconditionally free all jailed…

Mahmoud Salehi freed

November 23, 2017- Prominent Iranian labour activist, Mahmoud Salehi, was released today, Thursday, November 23, 2017 from the City of Saqez’s central prison, where he was serving a new one-year jail term for his labour activities as of October 28,…

IndustriALL calls on Government of Iran to release Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi

15.11.2017 IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Government of Iran to demand the release of Mahmoud Salehi, Reza Shahabi and other imprisoned trade unionists. The union activists are seriously ill and need urgent medical attention. IndustriALL has received reports…

Iran: Urgent Action needed in support of Shahabi & Salehi; Salehi is close to death!

Strongly condemn the inhumane treatment of imprisoned Iranian labour activists Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi must be hospitalized immediately Salehi is close to death! Urgent action and intervention needed!   According to a statement by…

Urgent: Iranian labour activist close to death

  Long-time labour activist Mahmoud Salehi, has been transferred from his jail cell to a regional hospital with failing heart and kidney functions. Mahmoud is in grave danger of dying if not transferred to a better hospital.  In the meantime,…

Mahmoud Salehi’s life is in great danger! Free Mahmoud Salehi Now!

Prominent jailed Iranian anti-capitalist labour activist, Mahmoud Salehi, has been transferred to a hospital in Saqez. His heart does not pump blood properly, and he has also lost both his kidneys during previous incarceration.  He might die if he is…

Sample protest letter against repression of labour activists in Iran (updated November 7, 2017)

Please send urgent protest letters to the Iranian government authorities demanding the immediate and unconditional freedom of all jailed and prosecuted labour activists. We are writing this to protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran ongoing persecution and repression of…

Reza Shahabi’s message from Rajaee Shahr prison

With warmest greetings, I would like to take this moment to express my utmost gratitude and thanks to all the workers, Syndicate members, students, social activists, all the families and liberated individuals who have protested against my unjust incarceration and…

Tehran bus workers’ Syndicate continues to be under attack

Davood Razavi appeared in the court of appeal Ebrahim Madadi summoned by the court Reza Shahabi’s message from Rajaee Shahr Prison IASWI: According to a statement by Vahed Syndicate, Mr. Davood Razavi, a member of the board of directors of…

Protest against the repression of labour activists and political prisoners in Iran!

The Islamic Republic of Iran is engaged in an ongoing persecution and repression of labour activists across the country. Many labour activists and workers’ rights defenders are being prosecuted and imprisoned across Iran. Veteran labour activist, Mahmoud Salehi, has been…

Mahmoud Salehi arrested and re-imprisoned for one more year

Mahmoud Salehi arrested and re-imprisoned for one more year About noon on Saturday, October 28, 2017, Mahmoud Salehi, a prominent activist of the Iranian Labour Movement, was arrested by four plainclothes security forces immediately after his kidney dialysis in a…

The Iranian labour movement holds government responsible for Jarahi’s death

  Mohammad Jarahi, a well-known and highly respected labour activist in Iran, died of thyroid cancer and a wide range of complications and other illnesses caused as a result of the lack of proper treatment during his five-year long imprisonment….

Breaking news: Jailed Iranian labour activist, Reza Shahabi, temporarily halts his 50-day hunger strike

The Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company has issued two statements within the last 24 hours. First one in the evening of September 26th informing that they have urged Reza Shahabi to end his hunger strike following promises…

Education International and ITF: Iran: Support needed to free unjustly imprisoned trade unionists

Link: https://www.ei-ie.org/en/detail/15325/iran-support-needed-to-free-unjustly-imprisoned-trade-unionists Education International (EI) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are particularly concerned about the fate of two Iranian trade unionists. Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi have been detained because of their defence of workers’ concerns and their trade…

In condemnation of the slaughter of cross-border porters in Iranian Kurdistan

IASWI’s statement: In condemnation of the slaughter of cross-border porters in Iranian Kurdistan  The Islamic Republic of Iran’s security forces have committed yet another crime and killed two innocent, hardworking cross-border porters (merchandise-carriers known in Iran as Kolbar). These two…

Confronting Global Capital: Strengthening Labour Internationalism and Transnationalism in Canada Today

 Confronting Global Capital | Affronter le capital mondialisé Strengthening Labour Internationalism and Transnationalism in Canada Today |Renforcer l’internationalisme syndical au canada aujourd’hui   When/Quand: Thursday, October 12 to Saturday, October 14, 2017 Where/Où: McMaster University Centre for Continuing Education in Hamilton, Ontario Contact: [email protected]

Amnesty International: Iran: Caught in a web of repression: Iran’s human rights defenders under attack

 2 August 2017, Index number: MDE 13/6446/2017 The Iranian authorities are intensifying their crackdown against human rights defenders, who have already been working under suffocating levels of repression. Human rights defenders are routinely portrayed in official statements and court verdicts…

Tehran: Rally & march in front of parliament for the release of Reza Shahabi

Today, September 5, 2017, Tehran: A rally and march by workers of the Tehran Bus Company together with students and other labour activists and teachers took place in the morning in front of the parliament (Majles) and the surrounding streets in…

TUC General Secretary writes to Iranian Ambassador calling for the immediate release of Reza Shahabi

Source: https://www.tuc.org.uk/node/127388 TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady writes to the Iranian Ambassador to demand the President of Iran immediately releases imprisoned Iranian trade unionist Reza Shahabi and denounces their decision to deny Mr Shahabi the medical leave he is due. …

Italy’s The Coordinamento Nazionale Autoferrotranvieri: Free Reza Shahabi Immediately

“We know also that Italian transport company “Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane”, is implementing economical partnership with Iranian transport companies “Islamic Republic of Iran Railways” , this is not tolerable in this situation of rights violation and repression of Iranian workers, also…

Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate calls for emergency resolutions and actions condemning continued repression of workers and labour activists in Iran

In an open statement, dated August 27, 2017, which has been shared widely within the Iranian labour and progressive social media and websites, the Haft Tapeh Sugarcane workers’ Syndicate has sent a solidarity message to the 27th World Congress of…

Reza Shahabi has been on a hunger strike since August 9, 2017

Authorities have told Shahabi he must spend another 968 days in prison in addition to one year jail sentence for his previous charges.    An updated sample protest letter is attached    Reza Shahabi has been on a hunger strike…