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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.

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.

1100 workers protest outside Iranian parliament

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

Let’s talk about unions in Iran

20 November, 2014Watch this IndustriALL Global Union video about the violations faced by workers in Iran and their struggle to create independent trade unions in a country where they are banned.

Striking miners in Iran are released

4 September, 20145,000 striking miners in Iran went back to work on 3 September after the nine arrested workers were released, and the authorities made a verbal promise to stop privatization of the mine.

IndustriALL demands release of arrested Iranian miners

2 September, 2014IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the Iranian President to release nine miners arrested on 19 August for striking at the Bafgh Iron Ore Mine in Yazd, Iran.

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.

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.

Arrested striking miners released but the struggle continues

12 February, 2014All 28 striking miners detained by the Iranian authorities at the Chadormalu Mine in the central province of Yazd have been released and the strike has been called off. However with major issues unresolved it could easily restart in the near future.

IndustriALL protests arrests of striking miners in Iran

5 February, 2014Over 20 striking miners and their leaders have been arrested in Iran despite their action being legal – even under the repressive political environment and labour legislation of the country.