Category: Features

Solidarity message of UNIFOR Canada to the striking oil workers in Iran

July 5, 2021 SENT VIA EMAIL Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) Islamic Republic of Iran irunionmessenger@gmail.com Greetings, As the National President of Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union and Canada’s union for energy workers, I am writing […]

“Striking for their basic legitimate rights and nothing else!”

On recent (June 2021) industrial actions by project workers in Iran’s oil industry… Maziyar Gilani-Nejad, Secretary of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) is interviewed by “Andisheh-Nou”- Iranian News Weblog Strikes, protest rallies, and workers’ marches have […]

CODIR appeals for your immediate solidarity action!

The strikes by oil and petrochemical contracted workers continue! The strike by workers in the oil and petrochemical industries in Iran, which began on the 19th June, has spread to numerous sites across the vast oil and gas exploration fields […]

IndustriALL Global Union urges for respect of fundamental labour rights of oil and gas workers in Iran

Geneva, 28 June 2021 H.E. Mr. Hassan Rouhani President Islamic Republic of Iran Email: media@rouhani.ir; mission.iran@ties.itu.int Dear Mr. President Hassan Rouhani, I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents more than fifty million workers in […]

Iranian petrochemical workers take strike action

24 June, 2021Workers at oil and gas projects and petrochemical plants have gone on strike in South Pars, in Tehran and across Iran as part of coordinated action called Strike Campaign 1400, referring to the current year in the Iranian […]

Iran’s next President: Ebrahim Raisi and the Iran nuclear deal

Published by House of Commons Library On 18 June 2021, Iran elected Ebrahim Raisi as its next President. A conservative hardliner, with vastly different views to outgoing reformist President, Hassan Rouhani, his election has potentially far-reaching implications for change in […]

Iran: Election boycott further undermines regime’s legitimacy

18th June 2021 With Iranian presidential elections scheduled for 18 June and the latest round of talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal underway, the Islamic Republic is reaching a critical point.  Jane Green assesses the implications… […]

Crisis of legitimacy as election farce approaches

Iranian rights campaigners have warned that upcoming presidential elections will be the least free yet, with an unprecedented number of candidates disqualified. As the presidential election campaign in Iran enters its final two weeks – with the election set to […]

End the ordeal of Narges Mohammadi!

Free all women political prisoners in Iran! On 27 May 2021, media outlets in Iran and from around the world reported that the courts in the Islamic Republic of Iran have sentenced Ms. Narges Mohammadi – a noted human rights […]

Iran’s failure to explain uranium traces is ‘big problem’, says IAEA chief

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, briefs the press at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna on Monday. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

UN nuclear inspectorate chief asks Tehran to ‘come clean’ about uranium found at three sites Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor Wed 26 May 2021 Iran’s failure to provide credible explanations for traces of uranium found at two undeclared sites is “a big […]