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Message of gratitude from Shiva Kheirabadi and Sousan Razani to all workers and working-class supporters!

Free Afshin Shams

 

Act Now!

 

Outrageous whipping sentence and prison terms for worker activists

Attempted assassination of labour activist

Cmmittee in Defense of Mahmoud Salehi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To all independent labor organizations throughout the world

Labor activists in Iran are in danger!

On 29th of Bahman, February 17, 2009, five members of the board of directors of “Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate,” were summoned to court. Next day, the lashing sentences against Ms. Sosaan Raazani, a member of “ Women’s Council,” and Ms. Shiva Khairabady a member of “ Coordinating Committee to help Form workers’ organizations, were carried out in Sanandaj. These women activists’ were “guilty” of participating in May First celebrations of last year. “Haft Tapeh,” activists are being prosecuted because of their strike and creation of an independent Syndicate; they’re to go back to court on February 23, 2009. Read More

News and Reports- Updates as November 14, 2008

Afshin Shams sentenced to one year imprisonment , The internal Board Election of Haft Tapeh Workers' Syndicate AND the management threats against the new syndicate... Read more

This morning, Wednesday 22 October 2008: voting on the trade union's constitution and elections

This morning, as the workers were preparing themselves for the elections, they were confronted by a notice which banned them from taking part in the elections and made the elections conditional on getting the Labour Office's permission. Read More

A call for solidarity and support

Workers of the Gharb–Baft Carpet Company in Sanandaj have been laid off by their employer. Although these workers complained to Labour and Social Affairs Office and won job reinstatement, the security forces called them agitators and forced them out of the factory.   Read more

 

An Interview with Mr. Ali Nejati, a representative of Haft Tapeh (Seven Hills) Sugarcane Corporation’s workers >> Behzad Sohrabi

 

 

Iranians sentence trade unionists to the lash: TUC joins worldwide protest

Iranians sentence trade unionist to the lash; Tuc joins worldwide protest. Read More

 

LabourStart: Act NOW!
Protest intensified repression against labour activists - No to whippings and executions!

 

 

Sample Protest Letter- Condemn whipping sentences and jail terms against workers

I am writing this to express my (organization) outrage over the recent whipping sentences and jail terms against labour activists in Iran. I (We) have been informed that Ms. Sousan Razani and Ms. Shiva Kheirabadi each were sentenced to 4 months imprisonment and 15 lashes; Mr. Abdullah Khani was sentenced to 91 days prison and 40 lashes and Mr. Seyed Qaleb Hosseini was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment and 50 lashes. Read More

Afshin Shams, labour Activist behind the bar!

On July 04, 2008, Afshin Shams was arrested in Aligoodarz city. Two days later, the security guards raided his father’s house in Isfahan, searching the entire house. They took all his drafts and scripts related to labour movement issues. Read More

 

Outrageous whipping sentence and prison terms for worker activists

Sousan Razani and Shiva Kheirabadi each were sentenced to 4 months imprisonment and 15 lashes; Abdullah Khani was sentenced to 91 days prison and 40 lashes and Seyed Ghaleb Hosseini was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment and 50 lashes. The verdict was issued by the Criminal Court of Sanandaj - branch 101. The above labour activists are sentenced because of their participation in 2008 May Day celebration in Sanandaj. These activists will appeal the verdict. Read More

 

CUPW Condemns recent whipping sentences and jail terms againest labour activist in Iran

Dear Mr Ahmadinejad, I am writtinh on behalf of the 56,000 members of the Canadian union of postal workers to express our strong displeasure over the recent whipping sentences and jail terms againest labour activists in Iran. Read More

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Mass arrest ofmembers of Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers' Organizations

Solidarity Message From Ghaleb Hosseini, from Sanandaj Central Prison

Afshin Shams, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment

Mahmoud Salehi’s Statement on the current crisis

A call for solidarity and support

a week of solidarity with workers in Iran

Mahmoud Salehi