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Iranian oil and gas strike solid in fourth week

27 August, 2020An unprecedented mass strike in the Iranian oil and gas sector is holding firm as it enters its fourth week.

Rebuilding union strength in Caspian region

17 October, 2018Unions representing workers in the oil and gas sector of the Caspian Sea region gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan, for a network meeting on 3 October 2018.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Huge strike wave hits Iranian energy sector

4 August, 2020Thousands of workers have taken strike action in Iran’s South Pars gas fields, protesting the late payment of wages and poor working conditions.

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.