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A brief look at challenges facing independent workers’ organisations in Iran

Workers had a key role in 1979 revolution in Iran. During the revolution they established their own independent organisations such as strike committees, Workers councils, syndicates and many other types. After the revolution workers’ independent organisations were rapidly growing as…

A summary report on unemployment rate in Iran

According to the government-controlled “Iran’s Statistical Centre”, in autumn 2012, the economic participation rate (the percentage of the active population, unemployed or employed, at working-age) in the total population from age 10 and older was 37.5%. The index calculated 61.3%…

Minimum wages at the lowest possible level

The official minimum wage for the year 1392 in Iran, as determined by supreme council of labour is 487 thousand Tomans a month, with the current market value of Rial this would be approximately US$140.00 per month.   Minimum wage…

May Day in Iran

May Day in Iran is not recognized as workers’ holiday. On May Day workers go to work as usual and lack the right to protest for their basic internationally recognized rights. For many years workers activists have been fighting the…

Reza Shahabi’s health rapidly worsening after return to jail

Last week, Reza Shahabi’s back pain increased and affected his left leg as well; he was taken to the Evin prison’s medical clinic but due to lack of medical supplies and mistreatment by the prison’s doctor and other authorities he…

A brief report on June 13th day of action in support of workers’ rights and struggles in Iran

On 13 June 2013, nearly 150 trade union activists from across the globe took part in a rally and demonstration supporting Iranian workers, in front ILO’s headquarters. Labour activists, social and political organizations representing labor and democratic activists in Iran, France, Britain, Sweden,…

IASWI Renewed English Website

IASWI has very recently renewed its English website and has created a twitter account and activated its Facebook. We are still working on the English website which needs further improvements. Please visit our new website and let us know if…

Condemn the massacre of garment workers in Bangladesh

Once again, this time, more than 1100 workers’ lives, mostly women, were perished so brutally. Garment worker were massacred in Rana Plaza in Dahka and we all know that not only the owners of the plaza and factory owners but…

About Workers’ Class Struggle in Iran

 With greetings and respect to dear friends and fellow workers. Since May 1st is very near I take this opportunity to congratulate workers’ international day of solidarity to all my fellow workers, hoping for a most magnificent celebration, a clear…

Reza Shahabi Back in Jail Again

April 15, 2013- Reza Shahabi, the executive board member of Tehran bus workers’ union, returned to Evin Prison this afternoon, after the Intelligent Forces ordered him back to prison from his medical leave that started on January 7, 2013.

Campaign of harassment, intimidation and preventive arrests against Iranian Labour activists continues

May 15, 2013: The level of harassment, intimidation and “legal” persecution against Iranian Labour activists has reached new heights in the past few weeks, resulting in new arrests and incarceration. Despite the Islamic Republic of Iran’s efforts to establish an…

RMT Demands Immediate Release Of Tehran Bus Union Treasurer Reza Shahabi

Transport union RMT today expressed its deep concern at the continued imprisonment of sick Iranian prisoner Reza Shahabi, treasurer of our sister organisation the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, otherwise known as the Vahed union.

Concerns grow over Tehran bus union treasurer Shahabi

The ITF has expressed its ongoing concern at the continued imprisonment of sick Iranian prisoner Reza Shahabi, treasurer of the ITF’s affiliate the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company, otherwise known as the Vahed union.   Shahabi…

IASWI strongly condemns the massacre of striking mineworkers in South Africa

Inhumane Apartheid regime in South Africa which was based on denial of the most basic human rights from Black workers and other black toilers was overthrown about two decades ago due to long term struggles of South African working class…