Category: Labour News

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 […]

Happy May Day, the International Day of Workers’ Solidarity!

The current [Iranian] year 1400 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of International Workers’ Day in our country. The first gathering of International Workers’ Day in Iran was held on the initiative of the Central Union of Workers of Iran […]

May Day! Call for urgent action!

On the eve of May Day 2021, join us in campaigning for the release of all trade unionists imprisoned in the Islamic Republic of Iran! CODIR calls for the release of Esmail Abdi and all imprisoned trade unionists in Iran, […]

Iranian auto workers strike against non-payment of wages

11 February, 2021 Workers at an Iran Khodro Company auto factory in Tabriz have taken wildcat strike action in protest at the non-payment of wages. The Iran Khodro Company is the principal automaker in Iran, manufacturing vehicles, including Peugeot, Renault […]

Iran: Coping with multiple crises

The coronavirus hit Iran over six months ago and the government has reportedly covered up the death toll. As the economic crisis continues, many Iranians have lost faith in the country’s leadership. Tweet

Strike at Haft-Tappeh continues – 80th day reached

CODIR Press Release. 2nd September 2020 Today marks the 80th day since workers of the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane complex in the south of Iran came out on a strike, on 15 June. They are demanding their unpaid wages, medical insurance, reinstatement […]