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IndustriALL calls on Government of Iran to release Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi

15 November, 2017IndustriALL Global Union has written to the Government of Iran to demand the release of Mahmoud Salehi, Reza Shahabi and other imprisoned trade unionists. The union activists are seriously ill and need urgent medical attention.

Iran: release imprisoned trade unionists Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi

5 September, 2017IndustriALL Global Union has written to the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, demanding an end to the repression of trade unionists, and calling for the release of Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi.

IndustriALL urges Iran to improve safety as 35 miners die

6 May, 2017IndustriALL Global Union has written a letter of solidarity to the President of Iran urging the government to improve safety in Iranian mines after at least 35 miners were killed and scores injured in a coal mine explosion on 3 May.

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. 

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 continues to imprison trade unionists

26 October, 2016As IndustriALL welcomes its first affiliated trade union from Iran, the country’s government continues to imprison labour leaders for their activities.

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.

Flogged and jailed: workers in Iran face repression

24 June, 2016Seventeen workers from Agh Dareh gold mine in Iran were publicly flogged in May, while a prominent jailed union activist has embarked on a hunger strike.

Iranian workers struggle for justice

25 February, 2016Maziyar Gilaninejhad of the Union of the Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) talks about the challenges and struggles of Iranian workers, and the likely effects of the nuclear deal on the economy.

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.