Category: CODIR says…

Solidarity with the activists and members of the Coordinating Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations (CCITTA)

CCITTA, founded in 2002, is an association of teachers’ organizations and employees of the Ministry of Education in Iran, which in its constitution  declares itself as a non-political and non-profit trade association. Its goal is to create coordination, cohesion, and […]

CODIR Calls for stay of Execution of Nayeb Askari! 

Political prisoner Nayeb Askari faces execution in Orumiyeh Central Prison on trumped-up charges based on confessions obtained through sustained and inhumane tortures. HRANA (Human Rights News Agency) reported on 2 February that Nayeb (Naeb) Askari, held in Orumiyeh Central Prison, […]

CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY: BRITISH AND GLOBAL TRADE UNIONS URGED TO SUPPORT IRANIAN WORKERS’ STRIKES!

Trade unions in Britain and around the world are urged to show solidarity with Iranian workers in the steel, oil, petrochemical, railways, and their strikes for fair treatment and working conditions. The workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group (INSIG) […]

CODIR strongly condemns execution of four Kurdish political prisoners in Iran this morning

Mizan news agency, affiliated with the judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran, this morning [Monday 29 January] reported the execution of four Kurdish political prisoners, in Qezel Hesar prison in Karaj.  The execution of Mohsen Mazloum, Mohammad Faramarzi, Vafa Azarbar, […]

CODIR condemns the execution of Mohammad Ghobadlou in Iran

Mohammad Ghobadlou, a 23-year-old prisoner who was arrested during the violent suppression of mass protests that followed in the wake of the killing of Mahsa Amini, was executed on the early morning of Tuesday 23 January. The Mizan news agency, […]

Press release – Solidarity organisation raises Middle East peace concerns

20th January 2024 For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called for the international community to intervene to prevent the further escalation of conflicts in the Middle East, which has seen the […]

Iranian workers demand action on labour rights

Amid plunging living standards, government corruption and state oppression, strike waves are spreading across Iran, reports STEVE BISHOP THE Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (Codir) has called for the international trade union movement to back the […]

Press release – Iranian workers demand action on labour rights

2nd January 2024 – For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called for the international trade union movement to back the calls of Iranian workers in their struggles for improved recognition, pay and […]

Lack of Job Classification Incites Workers to Organize at Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz

On Dec 30th, after 8 days of strike, the workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group (INSIG) in Ahvaz, in south of Iran, decided to go back to work after they were promised that the employer will implement the Job […]

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes from CODIR for health, happiness, and success in the New Year!

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