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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 authorities beat and detain protesting steel workers

15 June, 2018Iranian security forces arrested and imprisoned dozens of workers on 12 June who were protesting against months of unpaid wages.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Iranian miners fired after protest action

30 January, 2020300 workers at the Chadormalu iron ore mine have been fired after protesting low wages and wage discrimination against contractors.

Iranian court sentences workers to flogging, forced labour and prison

1 July, 2020The Arak criminal court has sentenced 42 workers from Azarab Industries to one year in prison, 74 lashes, and one month of forced labour.