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Iranian oil workers protest unpaid wages

23 January, 2020On 21 January, hundreds of workers at the Bandar Imam Khomeini petrochemical complex in Iran, launched a protest which lasted for several days over precarious work conditions, the non-payment of wages, reduction of bonuses, and the end of overtime pay. 

1100 workers protest outside Iranian parliament

8 December, 2014More than a thousand construction and petrochemical workers protested outside the Iranian parliament last month.

Iran: IndustriALL escalates union building and solidarity with UMMI

9 August, 2018IndustriALL Global Union opens a new period in supporting its Iranian affiliate the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) through a leadership capacity building session in Sapanca, Turkey, on 6-8 August, to develop a plan for further cooperation and solidarity. IndustriALL’s Turkish metal affiliate United Metalworkers’ Union (Birleşik Metal-İş) provides essential input.

Interview with Iranian trade unionist Maziyar Gilaninejhad

26 February, 2018Kemal Özkan of IndustriALL interviews Maziyar Gilaninejhad, president of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran in Yerevan, October 2017

Iran: workers in South Pars oil and gas fields submit petition to state broadcaster

6 December, 2017More than 1,000 workers added their names to a petition to the public broadcaster, calling on the organization to send an investigative team to report on terrible working conditions and unpaid wages.

IndustriALL tells Iranian government: Hands off May Day

27 April, 2015The Iranian government is cracking down against workers organizing May Day celebrations. IndustriALL Global Union supports the brave Iranian unions operating in face of intimidation and arrests to mark the international workers’ day.

Take action to release Iranian trade union leader

21 July, 2014IndustriALL Global Union is calling on affiliates to support the campaign by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) to release jailed Iranian trade union leader Reza Shahabi.

Iran: petroleum workers win back pay after strike action

13 December, 2016Workers at the Bushehr Petrochemical Complex won unpaid wages after taking strike action last week.

Iran: government trying to deregulate labour, says union leader

1 September, 2016Maziyar Gilaninejhad of the Union of the Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) talks about the situation in Iran.

IndustriALL demands release of Iranian workers

3 February, 2016IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the government of Iran to immediately release 28 workers arrested on 26 January.