Category: Labour News

IndustriALL Global Union in solidarity with steelworkers at Ahvaz Steel in Iran

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am writing this letter to you as General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, representing more than fifty million workers in the mining, energy and manufacturing industries in 141 countries, to express our full support and […]

Protests of the Ahvaz steelworkers gather apace!

Recent reports received by CODIR from Iran indicate that the current wave of industrial action throughout the country has significantly expanded in the past few days with the participation of workers in heavy industries. The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics […]

Tehran public transport workers union: End the harassment of teacher and labour activists and their families!

The Syndicate [Union] of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (SWTSBC) has issued a statement demanding an end to the harassment of the families of imprisoned labour activists, Reza Shahabi and Hassan Saeedi, as well as other arrested workers […]

International campaign for an end to repression of protesting teachers, and the release of all imprisoned trade unionists!

Campaigning for change; human and democratic rights, including trade union rights; and justice in Iran is a hazardous act! Iranian teacher trade unionists have lived this experience and reality as they are sacked, attacked, and imprisoned. The regime treats trade […]

CODIR highlights the plight of teachers in Iran and their struggle for progressive change

CODIR at the NEU International Solidarity Conference On Saturday 2 July, Jamshid Ahmadi, CODIR’s Assistant General Secretary, and Liz Payne of CODIR’s National Executive Council, represented the organisation at the NEU’s International Solidarity Conference in London. The two speakers provided […]

Theocratic regime declares war on protesting teachers in Iran

According to the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations, at least 230 teachers have been arrested since May 2022. At least 230 teachers and teacher union activists have been arrested since early May during the peaceful teacher protests nationwide. Additionally, at least […]

Iran’s Teachers’ Coordinating Council calls on the ILO to support justice for detained Iranian trade unionists 

An open letter to Delegates at the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference Geneva, 27 May-11 June 2022 We, the undersigned, are calling on the Delegate at the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, and in particular the […]

The NEU condemns the acts of state violence against educators

“The NEU condemns the acts of state violence against educators taking part in legitimate protests and calls for the release of teachers arrested ….. in the past week….” 12 May 2022 Dear Comrades, We write as Joint General Secretaries of […]

The NEU, Britain teaching union, condemns state violence against educators in Iran

H.E. Mr Mohsen Baharvand 09 May 2022Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran16 Princes GateLONDONSW7 1PTEmail: iranemb.lon@mfa.gov.ir Dear Ambassador,As the joint general secretaries of the National Education Union (UK), we write to express our deep concern about the treatment of […]

The Coordinating Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations (CCITTA): Resolution of the National Rally on Thursday 12 May 2022

Esteemed colleagues and educated teachers, Today’s rally is held at a time when parts of the regime, in open opposition to Articles 26 and 27 of the [national] Constitution, have directed a massive wave of attacks against trade unionists across […]