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

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Dont forget Reza Shahabi


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 many years.
Reza Shahabi’s activities in defence of the rights of workers in Iran are entirely within the framework of the
internationally recognized standards and the ILO conventions. Reza Shahabi has been arrested many times for
his activities and has spent about 6 years in prison.

According to the Syndicate of Workers of the Bus Company of Tehran and the Suburbs, Reza Shahabi , after
being recalled to prison, was sentenced arbitrarily to extended prison terms including the time he was on
medical leave, which means a new one-year prison sentence and 968 extra days of imprisonment to
“compensate” untold circumstances. He has suffered various diseases as a result of torture and the lack of
health facilities in prison during these years. In protest he went on hunger strike and ended it only when the
directors of prison promised to reconsider all these alleged new prison terms. But nothing happened.

Now we have learned that he suffered a slight cerebral stroke in prison a few days ago. His life is in danger.

The signatories of this letter object to the imprisonment of Reza Shahabi and demand solemnly his immediate
and unconditional release in order to let him to profit from a proper medical care corresponding to his
deteriorated health conditions. We also recall that, as a member of the ILO, the Islamic Republic of Iran must
respect fundamental ILO standards, including freedom of association and collective bargaining.

25 December 2017
International trade union network of solidarity and struggle
Réseau syndical international de solidarité et de luttes
Rede Sindical Internacional de solidariedade e de lutas
Red sindical internacional de solidaridad y de luchas
Rete sindIcale internazionale di solidarietà e di lotta
الشبكة النقابية العالمية للتضامن والنضال
Les organisations membres du Réseau syndical international de solidarité et de lutte
Organisations syndicales nationales interprofessionnelles
 Central Sindical e Popular Conlutas (CSP-Conlutas) – Brésil.
 Confederación General del Trabajo (CGT) – Etat espagnol.
 Union syndicale Solidaires (Solidaires) – France.
 Confédération Générale du Travail du Burkina (CGT-B) –
 Confederation of Indonesia People’s Movement (KPRI) –
 Confederación Intersindical (Intersindical) – Etat espagnol.
 Syndicat National Autonome des Personnels de
l’Administration Publique (SNAPAP) – Algérie.
 Batay Ouvriye – Haïti.
 Unione Sindacale Italiana (USI) – Italie.
 Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs – Solidarité
Ouvrière (CNT SO) – France.
 Sindicato de Comisiones de Base (CO.BAS) – Etat espagnol.
 Organisation Générale Indépendante des Travailleurs et
Travailleuses d’Haïti (OGTHI) – Haïti.
 Sindacato Intercategoriale Cobas (SI COBAS) – Italie.
 Confédération Nationale du Travail (CNT-f) – France.
 Intersindical Alternativa de Catalunya (IAC) – Catalogne.
 Union Générale des Travailleurs Sahraouis (UGTSARIO) –
Sahara occidental.
 Ezker Sindikalaren Konbergentzia (ESK) – Pays basque.
 Confédération Nationale de Travailleurs du Sénégal Forces du
Changement (CNTS/FC) – Sénégal.
 Independent Trade Unions for Egyptian Federation (EFITU)
– Egypte.
 Sindicato Autorganizzato Lavorator COBAS (SIAL-COBAS)
– Italie.
 General Federation of Independent Unions (GFIU) –
 Confederación de la Clase Trabajadora (CCT) – Paraguay.
 Red Solidaria de Trabajadores – Pérou
 Union Syndicale Progressiste des Travailleurs du Niger
(USPT) – Niger.
 Union Nationale des Syndicats Autonomes du Sénégal
(UNSAS) – Sénégal.
 Unión Nacional para la Defensa de la Clase Trabajadora
(UNT) – El Salvador.
 Solidaridad Obrera (SO) – Etat espagnol.
Organisations syndicales nationales professionnelles
 National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers
(RMT/TUC) – Grande-Bretagne.
 Centrale Nationale des Employés – Confédération Syndicale
Chrétienne (CNE/CSC) – Belgique.
 Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores del Sistema
Agroalimentario (SINALTRAINAL/CUT) – Colombie.
 Fédération Générale des Postes, Telecom et Centres d’appel –
Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (FGPTT/UGTT) –
 Trade Union in Ethnodata – Trade Union of Empoyees in the
Outsourcing Companies in the financial sector – Grèce.
 Syndicat national des travailleurs des services de la santé
humaine (SYNTRASEH) – Bénin
 Sindicat dos Trabalhadores da Fiocruz (ASFOC-SN) – Brésil.
 Organizzazione Sindicati Autonomi e di Base Ferrovie (ORSA
Ferrovie) – Italie.
 Union Nationale des Normaliens d’Haïti (UNNOH) – Haïti.
 Confederazione Unitaria di Base Scuola Università Ricerca
(CUB SUR) – Italie.
 Confederazione Unitaria di Base Immigrazione (CUB
Immigrazione) – Italie.
 Coordinamento Autorganizzato Trasporti (CAT) – Italie.
 Confederazione Unitaria di Base Credito e Assicurazioni
(CUB SALLCA) – Italie.
 Syndicat des travailleurs du rail – Union Nationale des
Travailleurs du Mali (SYTRAIL/UNTM) – Mali.
 Gıda Sanayii İşçileri Sendikası – Devrimci İşçi Sendikaları
Konfederasyonu (GIDA-IŞ/DISK) – Turquie.
 Syndicat National des Travailleurs du Petit Train Bleu/SA
(SNTPTB) – Sénégal.
 Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios Administrativos de la
Caja de Seguro Social (ANFACSS) – Panama.
 Conseil des Lycées d’Algérie (CLA) – Algérie.
 Confederazione Unitaria di Base Trasporti (CUB Trasporti)
– Italie.
 Syndicat de l’Enseignement Supérieur Solidaire (SESS) –
 Palestinian Postal Service Workers Union (PPSWU) –
 Union Syndicale Etudiante (USE) – Belgique.
 Sindicato dos Trabalhadores de Call Center (STCC) –
 Sindicato Unitario de Trabajadores Petroleros
(Sinutapetrolgas) – Venezuela.
 Alianza de Trabajadores de la Salud y Empleados Publicos –
 Canadian Union of Postal Workers / Syndicat des travailleurs
et travailleuses des postes (CUPW-STTP) – Canada.
 Syndicat Autonome des Postiers (SAP) – Suisse.
 Federación nacional de trabajadores de la educación (SUTEChili)
– Chili.
 Plateforme Nationale des organisations professionnelles du
secteur public – Côte d’Ivoire
Organisations syndicales locales
 Trades Union Congress, Liverpool (TUC Liverpool) –
 Sindacato Territoriale Autorganizzato, Brescia (ORMA
Brescia) – Italie.
 Fédération syndicale SUD Service public, canton de Vaud
(SUD Vaud) – Suisse
 Sindicato Unitario de Catalunya (SU Metro) – Catalogne.
 Türkiye DERİ-İŞ Sendikasi, Tuzla et Izmir (DERİ-İŞ Tuzla
et Izmir) – Turquie.
 L’autre syndicat, canton de Vaud (L’autre syndicat) – Suisse
 Centrale Générale des Services Publics FGTB, Ville de
Bruxelles (CGSP/FGTB Bruxelles) – Belgique
 Arbeitskreis Internationalismus IG Metall, Berlin (IG Metall
Berlin) – Allemagne
 Sindicato Unificado de Trabajadores de la Educación de
Buenos Aires, Bahia Blanca -(SUTEBA/CTA de los
trabajadores Bahia Blanca) – Argentine
 Sindicato del Petróleo y Gas Privado del Chubut/CGT –
 UCU University and College Union, University of Liverpool
(UCU Liverpool) – Angleterre.
Organisations syndicales internationales
 Industrial Workers of the World – International Solidarity Commission (IWW)
Courants, tendances ou réseaux syndicaux
 Transnationals Information Exchange Germany (TIE
Germany) – Allemagne.
 Emancipation tendance intersyndicale (Emancipation) – Fr
 Globalization Monitor (Gmo) – Hong Kong.
 Courant Syndicaliste Révolutionnaire (CSR) – France.
 No Austerity – Coordinamento delle lotte – Italie.
 Solidarité Socialiste avec les Travailleurs en Iran (SSTI) – Fra
 Basis Initiative Solidarität (BASO) – Allemagne.
 LabourNet Germany – Allemagne.
 Resistenza Operaia – operai Fiat-Irisbus – Italie

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