Strike actions by oil and petrochemical contract workers in Iran continue on!

September 15, 2021 Strike actions in various  locations across Iran, by project workers in the country’s oil and petrochemical sector, are continuing unabated, having originally begun on 19 June 2021 (the day after the theocratic regime’s sham presidential elections).   […]

Iran: A decade of deaths in custody unpunished amid systemic impunity for torture

Iranian authorities have failed to provide accountability for at least 72 deaths in custody since January 2010, despite credible reports that they resulted from torture or other ill-treatment or the lethal use of firearms and tear gas by officials, said […]

Saturday, 4 September – Political prisoner Zahra Safaei transferred from prison to an unknown location following a heart attack.

According to reports from human rights activists in Iran, Ms. Zahra Safaei was being held in the country’s notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin until her transfer. The apparent neglect of Ms. Safaei’s physical condition, which was especially poor following a […]

Raisi inaugurated with blood on his hands – Jane Green

The recent inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Iran raises questions about activity in the new President’s past, as well the directionof Iran’s future foreign policy.  Jane Green assesses the prospects. A degree […]

Coronavirus in Iran: 588 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours

TEHRAN – The daily death toll from coronavirus in Iran broke a new record for the second day in a row on Monday 9 August with 588 fatalities. As the fifth wave of coronavirus hits Iran since February 2020, the […]


Solidarity message of CO-industri Denmark to the striking oil workers in Iran

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)                                                                     Dato:          7. juli 2021                                                                                                                 Sagsbehandler       :           RJ/BKL Islamic Republic of Iran CO-sagsnr.    : INT-2019-01117  Deres journalnr.   :  In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike […]

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

Our Ref: MW/sll 7 July 2021 Dear ColleaguesMessage of solidarity and support On behalf of the members of the Fire Brigades Union I am writing to send our solidarity and support to all workers at oil and gas projects and […]

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

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) Via Email: 6 July 2021 Dear Colleagues Message of Solidarity with the striking workers in the oilfields of Iran On behalf of the National Education Union (NEU), we salute the determination […]

Solidarity message of CFMEU Australia to the striking oil workers in Iran

5th July 2021 Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) Islamic Republic of Iran  In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike Campaign 1400 in Iran  Dear sisters and brothers, I am writing this letter to […]


06.07.2021 On behalf of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT Union) our Union pledges “total solidarity” with striking Iranian oil and gas workers fighting for better wages, adequate social security and better living conditions. We wholeheartedly […]

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

Congress House Great Russell Street London WC1B 3LS                                                                                     Frances O’Grady General Secretary   Paul Nowak Deputy General Secretary      Union of Metalworkers and  Mechanics of Iran (UMMI)  Islamic Republic of Iran  By email: from: Stephen Russell […]

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 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:; 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 […]