CODIR statement on the re-sentencing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

17th October 2021 The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) condemns unequivocally the re-imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe following the rejection of her recent appeal by the judicial authorities in Iran. Having already served a five-year sentence […]

Iran: Halt imminent execution of young man arrested at 17

The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the planned execution of a young man who was sentenced to death for a crime that took place when he was a child, following a grossly unfair trial marred by torture-tainted “confessions”, Amnesty International […]

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 […]

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).   […]

 

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 […]

Iran’s next President: Ebrahim Raisi and the Iran nuclear deal

Published by House of Commons Library On 18 June 2021, Iran elected Ebrahim Raisi as its next President. A conservative hardliner, with vastly different views to outgoing reformist President, Hassan Rouhani, his election has potentially far-reaching implications for change in […]

Iran: Election boycott further undermines regime’s legitimacy

18th June 2021 With Iranian presidential elections scheduled for 18 June and the latest round of talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal underway, the Islamic Republic is reaching a critical point.  Jane Green assesses the implications… […]

Crisis of legitimacy as election farce approaches

Iranian rights campaigners have warned that upcoming presidential elections will be the least free yet, with an unprecedented number of candidates disqualified. As the presidential election campaign in Iran enters its final two weeks – with the election set to […]

End the ordeal of Narges Mohammadi!

Free all women political prisoners in Iran! On 27 May 2021, media outlets in Iran and from around the world reported that the courts in the Islamic Republic of Iran have sentenced Ms. Narges Mohammadi – a noted human rights […]

Iran’s failure to explain uranium traces is ‘big problem’, says IAEA chief

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, briefs the press at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna on Monday. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

UN nuclear inspectorate chief asks Tehran to ‘come clean’ about uranium found at three sites Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor Wed 26 May 2021 Iran’s failure to provide credible explanations for traces of uranium found at two undeclared sites is “a big […]