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IndustriALL stands in solidarity with the people of Iran

29 November, 2019The brutal suppression of protests in Iran has led to at least 250 deaths and 3,700 injuries, and at least 7,000 protesters have been arrested.

More than 40 striking steelworkers detained in Iran

19 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union has written to the government of Iran to condemn to the arrest of more than 40 striking workers at the Ahvaz Steel complex, in brutal raids at their homes on 17 and 18 December.

Union activists tortured in Iran as strike wave spreads

6 December, 2018A wave of strike action across the province of Khuzestan has led to the arrest and torture of leading activists.

Iranian court sentences 15 HEPCO workers to prison and flogging for striking

7 November, 2018Fifteen employees of the Heavy Equipment Production Company (HEPCO) have been sentenced to prison and flogging after striking over unpaid wages.

Iran: 10 detained after protests over unpaid wages of 4,000 steel workers

6 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the immediate release of ten steel mill workers detained after protests against unpaid wages of 4,000 workers at the Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz. 

Iran: Workers demand democracy and freedom against poverty, corruption and repression

5 January, 2018With the demonstrations starting on 28 December 2017, Iran faces widespread protests against the rising cost of living. The protests quickly spread to many cities as people raised their voices against poverty, corruption and embezzlement by officials, and brutal political repression.

Free and independent trade unions fight for workers’ rights in Iran

15 December, 2016In October, the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) became the first affiliate from Iran to join IndustriALL. The affiliation is a significant step in a country where unions are persecuted and trade unionists imprisoned. 

Protesting workers beaten and detained in Iran

23 September, 2019IndustriALL Global Union is calling for the release of 28 workers detained in a brutal attack on demonstrators at the HEPCO Industrial Complex in Arak on 16 September.

23 out of 28 mine workers released in Iran

15 February, 2016***UPDATE - 17 February 2016*** All 28 detained Khatoon Abad copper mine workers have now been released on bail. IndustriALL Global Union welcomes the reported release of 23 of 28 workers arrested last month but urges the government of Iran to set free five more who remain in custody.

Update: Shahabi released to civilian hospital

31 July, 2014It has been confirmed that Reza Shahabi, the imprisoned Iranian trade unionist and prisoner of conscience, has called off his hunger strike following his release on medical grounds to a civilian hospital on 11 July.