Category: Labour News

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 […]

Solidarity message of Unison UK to the striking oil workers in Iran

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) Islamic Republic of Iran Thursday, 8 July 2021 On behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, working in public services in the UK, we send our solidarity and support to the Union […]

In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike Campaign 1400 in Iran

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) Islamic Republic of Iran 16th July 2021 Dear sisters and brothers, I am writing this letter to you as the President of PTT Labour Union  to express our full support and […]