Category: Labour News

International Appeal for Solidarity with the Striking Teachers in Iran

Iranian schoolteachers have continued with their widespread and unprecedented campaign of sit-ins, strikes, demonstrations in towns and cities throughout Iran, having begun with three days of national action on Friday 10 December through to Sunday 12 December (weekends fall on […]

Solidarity message of NEU with the Iranian teachers campaigning for their rights

Cooperative Council of Iranian Teachers Trade Associations (CCITTA) 2nd floor, No.4, 21 Azar Al. Miriam St. East of Emamzade Ghasem sq. Tajrish sq. P.O. Box 193953543 Tehran Iran By email: info@hamahangi.org 14 December 2021 Dear Comrades, We write as Joint […]

Stand in solidarity with Iranian teachers’ protest for justice

Today (Monday 13 December 2021) thousands of protesting teachers have assembled in front of the Majlis (Iranian parliament) building in downtown Tehran, and the main headquarters of education authorities in 25 provinces and 60 cities across Iran, demanding justice and […]

The storm of protest by Iranian automobile workers has no end in sight!

An unprecedented wave of protest by workers at the Iran Khodro automobile company has engulfed the largest manufacturer in this sector in Iran since the dispute broke out in late-October, with industrial unrest spreading across the company’s three major sites […]

Solidarity with the striking workers in Iran

Amidst the continuing waves of industrial action and unrest sweeping across Iran, CODIR is issuing a call for a campaign of solidarity with the striking workers of the Shafarood dam and reservoir complex in the country’s northern Gilan province. Workers […]

Teachers protest unfair treatment!

In recent weeks, Iran has witnessed a resurgence of industrial action amongst teachers and others working in the country’s beleaguered state education sector.  Iranian teachers have resorted to strikes and protests owing to the issues of long-unpaid salaries, withholding of […]

Iran: It’s time to recognise independent trade unions

Iran does not allow independent unions to operate, and trade union activists are frequently detained when they defend workers’ rights. LabourStart has run many campaigns in defence of imprisoned trade unionists in Iran.Despite this, workers continue to organise strikes and […]

Iranian oil workers improve conditions through struggle

30 September, 2021Over the past three years, contract workers on Iranian oil projects have improved their conditions through a series of wildcat strikes. Now an activist from IndustriALL’s Iranian affiliate UMMI has been formally mandated to represent the workers in […]

Iran: the uprising of the thirsty

PAYAM SOLHTALAB writes on the ever-deepening water crisis in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province and reveals its root Protesters march with a banner reading ‘Without water, without jobs, without health. Khuzestan is not Iran’s stepchild!’ OVER recent days, an already tense […]

Unite stands in solidarity with striking Iranian oil and petrochemical workers

Unite the Union stands in solidarity with the workers in the oil and gas industries in Iran, whose strikes began on the19th June over numerous violations of their working conditions, working rights, wages and the exploitation of workers by labour […]