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declaration of protests

we have informd that the trade unionist and labor leader Reza Shahabi Is in the prison and is in danger of life. The arrest of Reza Shahabi and the other 19 trade unionists and workers' leaders are attacking the workers and the workers Trade union rights of workers.

With these methods is tried the anti-workers interests of the industrial and financial capital the
Workers to their knees. We appeal to Iran's Government neutrality.
In February of this year, the delegates of the 2nd International conference program, which reads as follows: "We demand from to all the governments of the world, the right of assembly and the right to negotiate project. We organize strikes and demand from the corporations that they have these rights respect.

For free trade union and political activity!
For a complete and all-round statutory right of strike!
For trade unions as campaign organizations to defend and improve our living, wage and working conditions!
We are opposed to any form of cooperation in class cooperation on the backs of workers and their families!
We are fighting for the preservation and enlargement of the bourgeois democrat Rights and freedoms! "

In this sense, we appel:

The immediate and unconditional detention of Reza Shahabi and the 19 Trade unionists and workers' leaders!!

An indemnity for Reza Shahabi and his family and the families of the other Workers and trade union leaders!!

We wholeheartedly support the unbroken and courageous resistance of the Iranian workers, and especially Iranian miners.


Andreas Tadysiak, Chief Coordinator of International Coal Mining

Statement by solidarity committees with Iranian worker’s movement – abroad
on the occasion of May Day


Be auspicious May Day, International Workers’ solidarity Day
We welcome May Day, and congratulate the international workers’ Day, the Day of solidarity of the workers and toilers of the world. And we salute those heroes, who sacrificed their lives for the cause and the interest of the working class, especially those who, in the current difficult circumstances, are suffering imprisonment, torture and are deprived of employment.
At the global level, through the years due to the intensification of the capitalist aggression and tyranny, the suffering of the working class has increased. By continuing the devastation austerity policies, the workers in most countries have resisted, but in the vast majority of countries these struggles have been with defensive characters, and more importantly, they have been limited to street protests only.
This has led to the recklessness of governments and the ruling classes, especially in France and England where these struggles against anti – worker’s laws, and the street workers’ protests are ignored. Today, the correct and timely use of the protest weapon and the struggle for a global protest is on the agenda of the left section of the labor movement, which should be supported by the labor movement’s activists, in order to change the balance of power in favor of the workers. But often, the weakness of the organized worker and the dominance of reformism, are the main problems to their progress.
In Iran, due to the economic crisis, every year hundreds of thousands of workers and other wage earners are unemployed. Despite the false claim of the authorities, now millions are unemployed and the unemployment numbers are still rising. The meager wages below the poverty line has extended poverty and hunger, and delay in paying the same meager wage, has been more prolonged for months. In parallel with this adversity, the contractor companies are engaged in looting & are free to steal portion of the working classes meager wages.
The number of white signed contracts and other forms has increased dramatically, with Repression of the labor activists continuing unabated. Privatization is increasing, as well as its rapid expansion to the education and health care services. Thus, a large number of children and young people have quit school, and those who have been deprived of health care, is on the rise. In addition to these disasters, control of the assets of social security organizations by the government and its agents of tyranny continues.
Workers and toilers in the face of all of these difficulties & the violation of workers’ right, and pressure by the repressive ruler imposed upon them, have not given up their rights and resist. A large number of workers, Teachers, nurses and also militant students and various branches of retirees have come out against the destructive policies and programs of government and employers.
Iranian working class, despite the lack of its independent organization, although disorganized and scattered, but it has a real presence in the field of class struggle. In recent years, every year, in addition to the existence of the protest movements in hundreds of manufacturing and service units, dozens of vast strikes and protests have taking place, demanding the removal of contract companies. More important of these mass movements, are the strikes by the workers of several major economic centers, such as iron ore in Bafgh Mine, polyacrlamide in Isfahan, Chador Malo Mining, Iran Khodro, Petrochemical units, Hepco Company and… involved in a continuous and excruciating struggle in semi- organizing, with their demands to stop the privatization and they proceeded with initiatives and accepted many risks.
On the other hand, teachers entered in mass and vast protests and challenged the current stifling atmosphere. In addition to their righteous class demands, they opposed the privatization of education and demanded their involvement in the education affairs. Nurses, similarly, in addition to their demands, opposed the privatization programs of health care.
Iranian working class has a proud & glorious history. The working class in all of the major political developments, from the constitutional revolution to the passionate struggles of 1940’s-1950 and the nationalization of the oil industry, and most importantly, had a prominent role in the 1979 revolution.
Currently, despite the lack of its independent organization and with the existence of police and severe security conditions in the workplace, stability and organizing of important protests and the longest strike of the Iron ore in Bafgh, also opposition to privatization of education and health indicates that workers are alongside the toilers. They have capacity and ability to work in solidarity and a brighter horizon, in order to once again achieve its historical role in the establishment of important changes in the political climate in Iran.
In order to break the current deadlock and face effectively with the harsh living conditions and the deteriorating social status of the working class, the conscientious workers, labor activists, and labor leaders, have repeatedly insisted on the need for solidarity and organizing the working class. They have repeatedly emphasized that the low level of wages and permanent staying of wages below the poverty line, delay in the payment of their wages, expansion of temporary employment and lack of job security, layoffs, and the violation of workers’ rights, the giant heartless unemployment, privatization, sex discrimination in the workplace, class education and healthcare and depriving workers and the poor of them, and in one word, the reduction of the level and status of workers’ wellbeing, degrading the workers, is due to the lack of organizations and the militant workers.
They have spoken out loudly, that in the first place, we have to think and work together with determination and solidarity, in order to overcome the present obstacles. And the solution is the remedy of these factors in this field.
Workers, teachers and nurses!
The fact is that the Islamic Regime and capitalists will not back down & give in easily. Workers’ and toilers’ tool for forcing the ruling class to retreat is their unity and the establishment of their independent organization. Our task is to be beside you and we are determined to support you. Currently, the number of your strike and organizing activists are jailed for struggling to defend your rights, which have been violated, and we have to try our best for their immediate and unconditional release and the support of their families.
Organize, unite!
* Long Live the independent labor organizations!
* salute to the militant workers and teachers!
* support the jailed workers and teachers and political prisoners and strive for their immediate release!
*Long Live May Day, International Workers’ Solidarity Day!
Statement by solidarity committees with Iranian worker’s movement – abroad on the occasion of May Day
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23 April, 2017

Support the Demands of the Incarcerated Hunger Strikers in Iran



Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, the spokesperson for the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA), was on hunger strike since April 20, 2016. He later began his dry hunger strike on May 2, 2016. Mr. Beheshti Langroodi was subsequently transferred to a hospital due to stomach bleeding and kidney pains and temporarily released yesterday, May 11, 2016, from Evin prison due to serious health issues. Beheshti Langroodi went on hunger strike to protest his unfair jail sentence for a total of 14 years. He demands a retrial in an open, public court of competent jurisdiction with juries. This is a demand that no decent judge or judiciary system could oppose. However, under the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Judge and the Prosecutor are one and the same. This is a regime whose officials are an amalgamation of murderers, thieves, looters and oppressors, who know very well that granting such a public trial would turn into a case against the prosecutors and expose how the authorities have sentenced an innocent, honorable teacher to fourteen years of imprisonment only because he defends and supports the basic rights of his colleagues.
At the same time, Esmail Abdi, the general secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (Tehran) and Jafar Azimzadeh, chair of the board of directors of Free Union of Iranian Workers have been on hunger strike since April 29, 2016. They have declared an indefinite hunger strike after releasing a joint statement protesting their own and other social and labour activists’ jail sentences, and in support of the demands and right of teachers and other workers. In their statements, they are also protesting the International Labour Organization’s lack of transparency and effective action against violations of workers' and teachers’ fundamental rights in Iran.
Esmail Abdi was arrested on June 27, 2015 as he was planning to attend the Education International’s World Congress in Canada. He was subsequently sentenced to six years in jail. Jafar Azimzadeh was also sentenced to six years and has been in Evin prison since October 2015.
Teachers’ protests throughout 2015 and their growing movement terrified Islamic capitalist regime. Nationwide and popular demonstrations by teachers on the 16 April and 7 May displayed the depth and extent of discontent amongst teachers. Teachers’ protests also demonstrated how their cause could disperse not only amongst teachers but also take roots and influence the greater family of 12,000,000 students who are overwhelmingly from working class families.
Thus crushing teachers’ nascent movement became a top priority for Islamic Republic government and a focus of all its repressive forces to prevent further expansion of teachers’ protests and to eclipse teachers’ justice seeking struggles. Lengthy prison sentences imposed on leading teachers and increased sentences for activists already in jail were different components of this repressive campaign. Under such circumstances imprisoned teacher Rasoul Bodaghi, whose six-year jail term ended in 2015, had his sentence increased by a further three years. (Rasoul Bodaghi, after having served seven years without a single day of leave, was conditionally released on April 28, 2016 after posting bail.
Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi was incarcerated to serve a nine-year sentence and was then given an additional 5 years’ term. His hunger strike is in response to 14 years’ sentence, which was delivered after a non-public trail that lasted only five minutes.
Esmail Abdi, who had already been given a nine year suspended sentence under the previous administration, was arrested in June 2015 and then given six years imprisonment.
Ali Akbar Baghani a teacher activist spent one year in jail before being sent into internal exile in Zabol.
Alireza Hashemi, general secretary of the Teachers’ Organization, has been sentenced to serve his time in Evin, (currently he’s been allowed a leave of absence).
In addition to arrest and incarceration of these teacher activists, interrogation and harassment of hundreds of other teachers, who have participated in various protests, has become another part of the regime’s project to crush teachers’ movement. The regime has also resorted to widespread harassment, intimidation and repression during Teachers’ protests. For instance, during Teachers’ July 2015 protest in front of Parliament building more than 130 teachers were arrested on the spot.
Demands of Iranian teachers, who constitute a part of the Iranian working class, have always been met by oppression and violence in the Islamic Republic. Poverty wages, four times beneath poverty line, have sucked the life out of Iranian working class families. Suppression of independent working class organizations and their activists, while government promotes and sponsors its own pseudo, ‘labour’ organizations in order to control workers’ protests has contributed to fragmentation of workers’ protests and reduced workers’ capacities to alter the balance of forces and establishment of improved working conditions and higher wages. Privatization of public education and various industries, services and mines have obliterated any job security and pushed wages down. Rapid and further privatization of all economic spheres is currently a high priority for the government. Nonpayment of wages, collective expulsions, lack of any job security, elimination of free education and exceedingly inadequate retirement benefits has made life incredibly unbearable for Iranian working class. A fundamental alteration and change of such miserable circumstances for better is the common goal of all sectors of working class in Iran.
Esmail Abdi and Jafar Azimzadeh began their indefinite hunger strike in protesting repression of workers’ demands and unjust and illegal incarceration and imprisonment of labour activists in Iran. Abdi, Azimzadeh and Langroodi have resorted to the last option available to them and have been endangering their health, wellbeing and lives in order for the world to hear their voices and how workers’ rights are systematically and violently transgressed in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
As an act of solidarity with the hunger strikers, more than 500 teachers in Iran, along with their families joined the hunger strike on the 2 and 3 of May 2016.
We once again declare our solidarity with Langroodi, Abdi and Azimzadeh, and while supporting their demands will do our utmost to transmit and reflect their protest and demands thorough the world.
We call on all workers’ and teachers’ organizations, progressive groups, organizations and Human Rights institutions to forcefully and strongly condemn the suppression and incarceration of labour activists and teachers by the Islamic Republic of Iran and call for the immediate and unconditional release of all imprisoned labour activists and political prisoners in Iran.

International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI)
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May 12, 2016

Please send protest letters directly (through email and twitter) to:
· Leader of the Islamic Republic
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
Twitter: @khamenei_ir (English) or @Khamenei_fa (Persian)
Email: info_leader@leader.ir

· President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
Email: media@rouhani.ir
Twitter: @HassanRouhani (English) and
@Rouhani_ir (Persian)

· The Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran – High Council of Human Rights
info@HumanRights-iran.ir

· Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
Email: iran@un.int

Cc: info@workrs-iran.org
twitter.com/IASWIinfo

The statement by the solidarity committees with the Iranian workers movement- abroad
Be auspicious May Day, the international workers ‘solidarity day



We are on the eve of May Day, the day of working class’s battle against the capitalist, the day to reaffirm for revolution and the overthrow of the colonial rule, the international solidarity day of the working class, the day for commemorating the dedicated Chicago workers, who died this day, for struggle, and the joy of the world’s workers achievements.
This year the workers of the many counties across the world, have spoken out against the capitalist’s abuses, protested and organized demonstrations, and they turned the streets and the squares into the battle zones, along with other progressive people. The French workers, along with other freedom fighters, have challenged France’s capitalist regime, and its reactionary social democrat government, and have stood firmly against the government’s proposed legislations. The workers even in many western countries such as America, Germany, Sweden, Spain, and Greece have opposed the reactionary economic policies, and have pursued their demands persistently. The workers in many countries known as peripheral countries, including South Korea, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, have had strikes and protests, in order to achieve their demands. Now the Kuwait oil workers are on strike against the capitalist’s abuses and its government.
Whilst in many countries of the world, as tens of thousands of workers march against the capitalists’ abuses, and discuss their demands freely, the Iranian workers are deprived of their free gathering and announcing their guilds and political demands. The government made rally under the supervision of the mercenaries of the ‘’worker’s house’’, must not be known as workers’ gathering.
The rally which is praising the capitalist’s rule and with its fascistic slogans, is against the Afghan migrant workers & not only doesn’t have the workers’ content, but also, it is an anti-workers one.
The noble Iranian workers, despite all the government pressures, this year with all the problems imposed on them, will hold their independent gatherings in private locations, and like the past years, they will discuss the ways to emancipate from capitalist’s exploitation and oppression. They will sing the revolutionary songs, they will consolidate their solidarity pact, and they will celebrate, by enjoying their day distributing sweets, and other snacks. Let’s enjoy their happiness, and make our covenant stronger with them.
The workers in Iran in the past year, between May 1st last year, and this year, have driven a brilliant campaign. The Iranian workers’ protests in the past year, has developed and increased, so much can be said safely, & it has been the highest rate in the world. The average labor protests in Iran is five protests a day. One of the most precious achievement of the last year of the Iranian workers movement, is the joint announcements by the seven independents and advocates of the labor movement, five independent workers group, and the Wahed syndicate (The Tehran’s bus workers’ syndicate and suburbs), with the same content on wages and pointing to the needs for an independent national workers’ organization.
The uninterrupted continuous struggle of these cooperation's, are deepening and developing and the intensive communication with the factories’ workers cells and the workshops, could lay down the foundation of the independent national organization. Besides other labor campaigns, the main task and central to each labor activist and worker advocate, is to try for a united struggle in the establishment of the national and independent organization. Without such an organization, there will not be any permanent improvement in the workers ‘life, especially, in their wage increase and their unpaid wages, and their small achievements will be in danger by the capitalist’s larceny, and its pro - capitalist government. Let’s hope that this year’s May Day, will be registered as the day of solidarity and joint action of the revolutionary alliance of the workers and labor activist of Iran, and for serving the realization of the main and central task.
May Day is the international day of the proletariats, but it doesn’t mean that the proletariats in its continuous struggle against capitalist in this day would think about its own class only. The proletariats in this day, and in its struggle, is worrying about other oppressed segments of the society, and defends their rightful guild and political demands, and counts on them as their own partners alter ego, in its struggle to overthrow the colonial and oppression rule.
The Iranian labor activists in the year that has elapsed, and in addition to issues related to the workers, have continued defending & supporting the righteous demands of other oppressed segments of society. This includes exposing & revealing, the fascist and racist actions taken against the anti- Afghan migrant workers, defending the struggle of teachers, nurses, students, and environment campaigners … and they have supported the national minorities’ rights and vigorously exposed the government’s crimes against humanity. The labor activists in Iran have linked the necessity conduit, between the labor movements with the righteous struggle of other oppressed layers of society properly. That is why this May Day is a launching board for cooperation and partnership, responding to our united workers ‘demands and the accumulated demands of the massive force of the teachers & the outcry for the freedom of the imprisoned workers and teachers. This shows the signs of our labors’ struggle link with other oppressed segments in Iran.
Some of the most important tasks of the defenders of the labor movement – abroad, is to support the workers ‘struggle in Iran, revolutionary workers’ activists, political prisoners, and the families of political prisoners’ righteous struggle for freedom and justice.
We, the solidarity committees with the Iranian workers movement- abroad, will continue our tasks as per usual. We know and we see that some other forces and the militant Iranians are doing so, but we believe strongly that these struggles in overseas countries, despite its positive effects & because of its fragmentation and the lack of its simultaneousness, without cooperation, would not have fruitful results. Therefore, like before we are ready to cooperate in fixing these deficiencies. In doing so, we are inviting all of those forces and activists, who are worrying about the workers movement in Iran, to participate in, for the essential links of solidarity in long or short term, or casual united cooperation. Let’s hope that May Day, the day of workers ‘solidarity, help us in thinking seriously and replace self-centeredness and sectarian, with cooperation and communion.
- Long live May Day, the day of international solidarity of the working class, the international proletariat’s Day
- Long live socialism
- Down with the capitalist regime of the Islamic republic in Iran
Solidarity committees with the Iranian workers movement- abroad
23 April, 2016


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"The solidarity Committees with the Iranian workers movement – abroad", is consist of several


No. 2 31. Oct. 2015
About us:


"The solidarity Committees with the Iranian workers movement – abroad", is consist of several solidarity entities in different European countries, as well as Australia & Canada, that in addition to supporting the Struggle of the Iranian workers, & exposing the anti- labor policies of the Islamic Regime, it defines itself as a bridge between the Iranian & the international workers movement, which in the first step, it requires mutual reporting. The Bulletin of ‘’the Alternative Workers News-Iran (AWNI)’’ is the means to carry out the above mentioned duty fortnightly, under the supervision of the editorial board for publishing the latest Iran’s labor news & reports. Alternatively, we will try our best to cooperate in translation & sending of the labor news & reports of the host country that we are residing to Iran.
The Editorial Board
Continued 24 months of uncertainty of the Ardabil still mill lay- off workers, without pay, insurance, & premium.

Last year, Ardabil’s* still mill, as one of the major industrial units in this province that was working in the field of Iron & still productions closed its doors on workers, without any prior notice. Workers that, because of the management irresponsibility, worked in silence, without pay & rewards, fearing that might lose their jobs, hoping that someday, the city & province officials, will step forward, & solve the problems of this factory. Among the workers consternation of their unexpected dismissal, that labor department officials P. 2
In Ahwaz* the urban railway workers once more gathered in front of Kayson Company to demand their 8 months late payments wages.

28. Oct. 2015 "ILANA" reported for the third time , over 400 workers from different section of company - repairs, trans, tools and machinery went on strike .They pointed out the company had gone back on its promise of paying at least a large some of wages which are already beyond for 8 months. After negotiation between managers and 4 workers representative, once more the company promised to make the payment wit hind two days.
The worker went back to work and head of workers delegation said, we are watching the managers, if they do not take any action as they have once more promised, workers will go back on strike. (Ahwas a City in south-west Iran)

A protest letter in regard to imprisoned teachers was sent, by the Swedish teachers’ union secretary to the president of Iran

In this letter, we wrote, although we welcome the release of the Mahmoud Bagheri, after 14 months, in 14 August 2015, but also, we regret that 6 members of the teachers’ union are still in prison:
* Alireza Hashemi, has been in prison since 2007;
* Abdolreza Ghanbari, since January 2010, & his sentence have been extended to 15 years, from June 2013;
* Rasoul Bedaghi, since September 2009, & a new sentence were set against him after 6 years of imprisonment;
* Aliakbar Bagheri has been imprisoned, since April 2010;
* Ismail Abdi, since 27 June 2015;
*Mahmoud Beheshti Langeroudi, Who was arrested on September 6, 2015.
All of the above teachers & activists have been arrested for the sake of peaceful & legitimate trade union activities.
Johanna Yarar Eklund, the secretary of the Swedish teachers’ union, has sent his protest letter to the president of Sweden, Swedish government & the representative of the United Nations, on October 10, 2015. In his protest letter, he called for the implementation & respect to the conventions of the workers’ rights on freedom of expression & association in Iran. The letter has stressed, that the Iranian unions must be allowed to play their role in the society, free from any form of violence, suppression, threats & intimidation.
Source: Swedish teachers’ union site
https://www.lararforbundet.se/bloggar/internationella-lararbloggen/protest-mot-fangslande-av-iranska-larare

Continued 24 months of … From P. 1
Of the city, told the workers, as the only solution, is to complain from the custodian of the factory, don’t do anything, & wait idle, until further notice. More than a year has passed, & the workers’ arrears have reached to 24 months, but yet, no news of any particular step is taken by the official in this regard at all. Neither, there is any news for any wage being paid, nor any news of any premiums.
While, few months prior to decision for the closure of the factory, a meeting was held with the workers’ representative, & the chief executive officer of the Ardabil’s steel mill factory, that was agreed from the beginning of the year (21 March 2014), instead one month wage payment, the workers will be paid for 45 days, so that, the workers’ arrears will be settled. But, this agreement was forgotten, without being implemented. In addition to the non- payment of the workers’ wages & arrears, the unpaid premiums by the employer as well, has caused difficulties for the process of treatment & utilization of the health care. This problem alone indicates the lack of interest of the management & officials of this factory toward the workers. Parts of a report by youth on line dated: 19 Oct. 2015. (*Ardabil, a city in north-west Iran)
Protest and strike against Non – payment the Wages

The whole of second part of October, we have witnessed the rise of protest and strike mostly related to Non - payments and delays by factories to pay workers. Some factories were not given out any cheques for more than 20 months. The workers are conducting a smart tactic of fighting for their wages, they go on strike for few days, when the managers threaten to close the factory and lock them out they go back to work. The best example of this actions happened in Ahwaz steel factory, where the workers struggle to get their wages is ongoing.
No place to sell their labor

Early in the morning, the unemployed construction workers in Tehran waiting long hours, hoping a car stops and pick them up for a day or a few hours of work!
No agency or labor office to apply for work, just standing and waiting in a corner of a street to be picked up by a by passer. Somedays bad luck, security forces suddenly arrive gives them a hash time. They have to be on guard! The officers of Security want the off the street, .I met one of the older worker among them, he tells me he has been kicked off many times
by the police, sometimes arrested , just simply they do not care about our miserable situation. In my few years of standing in street to be hired by someone, many times have been attacked and bitten up by the police. No job, no help to get a job, the Government agents are no assistance, they are enemy of workers.

"The solidarity Committees with the Iranian workers movement – abroad",



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No. 1 nhkommittehamahangi@gmail.com 15. Oct. 2015
About us:

"The solidarity Committees with the Iranian workers movement – abroad", is consist of several solidarity entities in different European countries, as well as Australia & Canada, that in addition to supporting the Struggle of the Iranian workers, & exposing the anti- labor policies of the Islamic Regime, it defines itself as a bridge between the Iranian & the international workers movement, which in the first step, it requires mutual reporting. The Bulletin of ‘’the Alternative Workers News-Iran (AWNI)’’ is the means to carry out the above mentioned duty fortnightly, under the supervision of the editorial board for publishing the latest Iran’s labor news & reports. Alternatively, we will try our best to cooperate in translation & sending of the labor news & reports of the host country that we are residing to Iran.
The Editorial Board
Municipal workers of Masjedsolyman * continued their strike to the Third day.
5. Oct.: They have not been paid for 4 months. According to "IRANA" news agency worker of Green space, bus drivers, and other sections of Municipality are on strike and demanding their back wages over months. Their most and urgent demand is to be paid immediately: 4 months wages and one year insurance benefits.
*A City in south-east Iran
The Islamic Regime of Iran Murdered Shahrokh Zamani
We have received news that Shahrokh Zamani died in Rajaee Shahr prison. We are sadden by this news. The criminal Islamic regime prisoned Shahrokh, put him under the most severe brutal torture, physically and psychologically, and every method possible to silence him. Despite all the threats and crackdowns, Shahrokh continued his activities in defending workers’ rights, and educating his co-workers while in prison. Shahrokh challenged the authorities and the anti-worker fundamentalist Islamic regime by turning prison into a trench of struggle with his writings and leadership.
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Throughout his life struggled Shahrokh for the liberation and emancipation of the working class from exploitation and oppression. Outside prison, as a member of the painters’ trade union, and The Provisional Board for Reopening of House-Painter Workers’ union and the Follow-up Committee to Set up Free Labour Organisations he struggled for the workers’ rights and freedom. And then in prison he did not stop for one moment fighting for his humanitarian cause, defending the rights of other social classes, prisoners/inmates and those who were sentenced to death.
Shahrokh, with all his being was thinking about the emancipation of the working class from deprivation and exploitation. Despite the difficult conditions, the problems and deprivations inside prison, still tried to promote his ideas beyond prison for the creation of political and trade union organisations through his various writings.The continuation of his struggle and commitment to the revolutionary objectives of the working class in prison was like a bullet in the forehead and eyes of the corrupt and criminal ruling authorities. That is why, these perpetrators of crime and corruption hated Shahrokh and others similar to him and took his life.Shahrokh. He was not only under mental and physical pressure, but he was denied any medical treatment for his health issues which were a result of his many years of imprisonment. Prison officials, security and judicial forces prevented him from the necessary medical treatment. The Islamic regime is responsible for his murder. Those responsible for this heinous crime must be brought to justice and pay for their criminal actions, the day after tomorrow’s revolution and freedom of the country from such extremist Islamic oppression and exploitation.
Shahrokh is not the first victim of Islamic regime inside prison, nor will he be the last one. As long as this regime exists and rules with such methods and leaders we will witness the same criminal murderous acts. In order to achieve freedom and prosperity and a society free from such crime and corruption, there is no other way than to overthrow the Islamic regime, and replace it with a society free from the features of that regime. It means, the same society that Shahrokh was struggling for, outside and inside prison.
The solidarity committees abroad send their sympathy and extend their condolences to Shahrokh’s family, relatives and his comrades in the follow up committee, all of his friends and working class leaders. In the near future, we will try to organise a suitable and worthy ceremony to appreciate and remember a true and great fighter of the working class, also to expose and protest against the crimes of the Islamic regime.
*Shame on the capitalist Islamic regime, the murderer of Shahrokh Zamani
*Down with the Islamic regime
*Long live socialism
The solidarity committees with the Iranian workers’ movement- Abroad
13 September 2015
nhkommittehamahangi@gmail.com
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Teachers‘ Guild of Alborz province
5. Oct.: Threats, detention and custody can never stop us to follow up our legitimate demands! On October 8th On the occasion of the World Teacher’s Day, we will gather in front of the Departments of Education and will cry: threats, detention and custody can never stop us to follow up our legitimate demands!
We will shout & scream: No! No to discrimination, no to inequality, no to threat and custody, no to prison and repression, no to silence and submission.
We will shout & scream: Yes! Yes to unity and empathy, yes to free education, yes to justice and struggle, yes to hope and freedom.
Food Sanction of Farabi Petrochemical Workers in Protesting to the Failure of Implementation of Job Classification Scheme
5. Oct.: Today, Farabi Petrochemical Workers protested to the failure of implementation of the job classification scheme by not eating food that is distributed by the employer in the workplace.
On October 5th, Ilna agency reported “protesters are about 100 official and contractual workers who are working in the loading department of Farabi Petrochemical”.
It is said that the reason for the protest is the failure of implementation of the job classification scheme that has caused a reduction of 30 % in the workers’ wage compared to other petrochemical plants’ workers’ wage.
Ahwaz railway workers are protesting too against 7 months non- payments wages.
AXIEN Press in a report related to their protest pointed out that the Railway workers not only
Have not been paid for 7 months, but the employers have not paid their part to social Insurance Board too.
Workers of Water & sewage in Ahwaz gathered in front of Labour Office to protest Against 4 months delay in their wages.
IRANA Agency reported on 6th of Oct. more than hundred workers of the “SHABAHAN UNITY “ came out in protest in front of
Message to the First congress of the
Auto workers of the world
Dear comrades, friends & colloquies,
The Solidarity committees with the Iranian workers movement - abroad, with pleasure & cordially, congratulates the first global session of auto workers.
By holding this congress, you have achieved your goal to organize the global solidarity of the auto workers, which is the result of 18 years of hard & continuous work, & 7 conferences.
Your action is an important step toward the international solidarity across the world, for a uniting & solid struggle of working class against ruling exploitative capitalist system in the present world.
The Iranian workers who are under the extreme exploitation, oppression & the absolute lack of rights, along with you, welcome this congress happily & wish the success of your comrades.
In solidarity, with warmest greetings!
Victory to the first global session of the auto workers!
Long live internationalism!
The solidarity committees with the Iranian workers movement – Abroad
nhkommittehamahangi@gmail.com
Date: 10. October, 2015
Labor office demanding immediate payments of 4 months back wages.
Among the protestors, one of the workers pointed out he has been working with the company for 14 years, remaining still a temporary worker which are called contractor in order to deprive me of my full employment benefits.
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Rally against the Suppression of the Iranian Workers In Front Of the European Parliament
Luxembourg, Brussels
25 September 2015
Monina Wang, on behalf of the ITUC, in this gathering said:
On behalf of the ITUC & Belgium National Trade Unions, (CSC), & (FGTB), first of all, I would like to express our sympathy & condolences to Shahrokh Zamani’s family & other union activists.
Shahrokh Zamani, who was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, died in prison on 13 September 2015. He sacrificed his life for freedom & voiced out for the fundamental rights & freedom of the independent organisations of the working class. His family, independent workers’ movement in Iran, & the international trade unions, have lost one of its most courageous labour leaders, who fought faithfully, under the most difficult circumstances, which is not comparable anywhere in the world.
Let me take this opportunity, to pay the upmost respect, to all the brave workers, teachers, & bus drivers, whom have not been intimidated & could not be silenced, & are fighting for freedom & therefore, risking their lives for taking this path.
You are not alone, & you will never be forgotten.
The international trade unions are with you. We hear your voices, & we are supporting you, until your victory prevails.
Today, ITUC, & the Belgium trade unions, are here to put pressure on the Iranian government, for its recent arrests & convictions of the independent trade unions’ members. We oppose, & strongly condemn Iran’s crackdowns. Again, as of March this year, 2015, the Iranian workers & teachers, have come out onto the streets nationwide, for better wage, freedom of guild, &social justice/dignity The reaction of the Iranian Government to the workers’ protest, was the new wave of arrests, attacking house to house & offices of the leaders of the labour organisations, as well as, new trials & longer sentences, for those who are already in prison.
We believe that the Iranian Government’s agenda, of all out repression, against the dissenting workers, is to destroy & eliminate the independent workers’ movement.
Several years ago, when for the first time, Rouhani (current president) was elected, many people, including some in the European Parliaments, expressed hope, that democracy will find its foothold in the Iranian society! At that time, the ITUC expressed its doubts.
Today, after the Iranians’ nuclear deal with P5+1 & along with the lifting of sanctions, the capitalist speculators, are eager to explore the investment opportunities in Iran. At the same time, the ruling class authorities, are worried about the opening of the door to freedom in the Iranian society, therefore, they have decided to suppress any form dissent & are trying to prevent any democratic belief & thoughts in Iran.
This movement (those who we are here for them), the worker lead the society today-workers & their independent organisations are ready for fight.
The Iranian regimes’ intend is to destroy the democratic spirit & militant struggle of the working class, something which all of the dictatorial or totalitarian regimes are using to control their society.
That is why, in the past few weeks:
Shahrokh Zamani paid the price with his life;
Mahmoud Salehi, was sentence to 9 years imprisonment again;
Ali Nejati, From Haft tapeh sugarcane syndicate was arrested;
Ismail Abdi, general secretary of the teachers’ association of Iran was arrested & banned to leave the country;
And many more teachers, simply for coming out to streets are jailed, since April.
These are the reasons why ITUC is protesting strongly to the actions of the Iranian authorities – and this protest will continue.
For this reason, we have called up on the intervention of the general secretary of the International Labour Organisation.
For this reason our members have participated in this protest.
We would like that strict rules come in force for those companies that are going to invest in Iran.
For this reason, the European parliament should endorse strict rules for the investors, so that the investors support the fundamental rights of the workers in Iran.
For the same reason, you & I are here today. For telling & protesting the Iranian government & the international governments that we are not tolerating these arrests, abuses & harassment of the workers in Iran.
Stand for democracy, & human dignity in Iran.
And, we will continue to do so.
Thank you
Source: "society for defending the Labour Rights"


Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi back in jail; Ali Nejati released on bail and new arrests and charges against labour activists and teachers in Iran



Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, a board member and spokesperson for the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (Tehran), had been granted a furlough from October 11th to 17th, 2015; however, Tehran’s prosecutor denied his request for the extension of his leave despite the fact that his bail conditions had previously been approved. He therefore returned to Evin prison on October 17, 2015. Prior to his temporary leave, Mr. Beheshti Langroodi had gone on dry hunger strike for six days following his arrest on September 6th to protest against his unjust incarceration. Mr. Beheshti Langroodi had previously been sentenced to five years in prison and it’s not clear whether this sentence will be carried out, suspended or otherwise reduced.

Furthermore, Mr. Ramin Zandnia, a member of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association in Kurdistan, was arrested, along with his wife, by intelligence forces in the city of Saqez on October 15, 2015.

Ali Nejati, a board member of Syndicate of Workers of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Company was released on (100 million toman) bail on October 18, 2015. He was arrested on September 15, 2015. Mr. Nejati had previously been incarcerated a number of times for his trade union activities. This time he has been charged with “spreading propaganda against the system”.

Mr. Esmail Abdi, General Secretary of the ITTA-Tehran, as well as a number of other prominent teachers including Rasoul Bodaghi, Ali Akbar Baghani, Alireza Hashemi and Abolreza Ghanbari continue to be in prison. Mr. Bodaghi has recently been given an additional three year jail sentences despite finishing his six-year prison term.

Mahmoud Salehi, a well-known labour activist and member of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations and one of the founders of Saqez Bakery Worker’s’ Syndicate, has been sentenced to another 9 years of prison. Although currently out of prison on bail, Mr. Salehi has lost both his kidneys as a result of years of imprisonment; thus, going back to jail means he will undoubtedly die. He has filed an appeal against the above sentence.

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh has been sentenced to another 7 years and 9 months and 15 days in addition to his previous sentences. Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, member of the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organizations, and a Children's Rights advocate, has been incarcerated since June 2010. He was sentenced to five years after conviction of “gathering and colluding with intent to harm state security”.

In addition, there have been increased pressures on the family and friends of late Shahrokh Zamani prior to his 40th day ceremony to prevent people from taking part in the event. There have been increased pressures and campaign demanding justice for Shahrokh Zamani including a call for an independent international inquiry into this death and the conditions of other jailed labour activists and political prisoners in Iran. Iranian government authorities have disregarded such demands and no independent autopsy has been taking place. Numerous ceremonies in Iran and across the world have been organized since Shahrokh’s death on September 13, 2015.

Shahrokh Zamani was originally arrested, along with Mr. Mohammad Jarahi, in June of 2011. Branch 1 of the Tabriz Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced Shahrokh Zamani to 11 years and Mohammad Jarahi to five years imprisonment after conviction on charges including “acting against national security by establishing or membership of groups opposed to the system” and “spreading propaganda against the establishment”. The "trial" did not meet international standards for a fair adjudication of the charges, and the charges themselves violated internationally recognized standards for freedom of association and expression and the right of workers to organize into an organization of their choosing free of government interference, harassment or retaliation.
Mohammad Jarahi, also a well-known labour activist and close friend and colleague of Shahrokh Zamni, continues to be imprisoned despite serious health problems and previous surgeries for his cancer.

Please send protest letters to the authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Please see the sample letter below).

International Alliance in support of workers in Iran (IASWI)
October 19, 2015
www.workers-iran.org


Sample Protest Letter for the unconditional release of all labour activists in Iran – updated October 19, 2015

We are writing to raise our extreme concerns and condemnation regarding increasing repression of labour activists in Iran. Many jailed labour activists and political prisoners in Iran go through severe torture, medical neglects and gross abuse and mistreatments by security guards and prison authorities.

Shahrokh Zamnai was a member of the Founding Board of the Syndicate of Paint Workers of Tehran and the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers Organizations. He was found dead in his prison cell on September 13, 2015. Since his sudden death, there have been international campaigns in condemnation of his killing and a growing call for an independent international inquiry into this death and the conditions of other jailed labour activists and political prisoners in Iran. Your government has disregarded such calls.

We are also alarmed that Mahmoud Salehi, a well-known labour activist and member of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations and one of the founders of Saqez Bakery Worker’s’ Syndicate , has been sentenced to another 9 years of prison. Although currently out of prison on bail, Mr. Salehi has lost both his kidneys as a result of years of imprisonment; thus, going back to jail means he will undoubtedly die. Rasoul Bodaghi, a teacher and education activist and member of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, who just finished his six-year prison term, received another three year sentences even though he was expected to be freed. Behnam Ebrahimzadeh has been sentenced to another 7 years and 9 months and 15 days in addition to his previous sentences. Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, member of the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organizations, and a Children's Rights advocate, has been incarcerated since June 2010. He was originally sentenced to five years after conviction of “gathering and colluding with intent to harm state security”. Mohammad Jarahi, another well-known labour activist and close friend and colleague of Shahrokh Zamni, continues to be imprisoned since June 2011 despite serious health problems and surgeries for his cancer.

The list of persecuted and prosecuted labour activists and teachers in Iran goes on. As of this time, Mr. Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, a board member of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA-Tehran), who was arrested by security forces at his home on September 6, 2015, is still in custody. Mr. Esmail Abdi, General Secretary of the ITTA-Tehran, as well as a number of other prominent teachers including Ali Akbar Baghani, Alireza Hashemi and Abolreza Ghanbari continue to be in prison. Mr. Ali Nejati, board member of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate, who was arrested on September 15th and charged with “spreading propaganda against the system, is expected to be put on trial soon. Mr. Kourosh Bakhshandeh, a member of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations, has also been prosecuted in recent days and is expected to receive a new prison sentence.

We denounce repression and prosecution of labour activists in Iran and join the international condemnation of Shahrokh Zamani’s death and also call for the unconditional release of all labour activists, teachers and political prisoners in Iran and the recognition of workers to have the right to organize freely without fear of persecution.

PLEASE SEND protest letters to:
• Leader of the Islamic Republic
Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
Twitter: @khamenei_ir (English) or @Khamenei_fa (Persian)
Email: info_leader@leader.ir

• President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
Email: media@rouhani.ir
Twitter: @HassanRouhani (English) and
@Rouhani_ir (Persian)

• Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
Email: iran@un.int

Cc: info@workrs-iran.org

International Alliance in support of workers in Iran (IASWI)
October 19, 2015

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URGENT: the death of jailed labour activist Mr Shahrokh Zamani in Iran!

Date: 27/09/2015
http://bit.ly/1h2mUmK

URGENT: the death of jailed labour activist Mr Shahrokh Zamani in Iran!




Dear Jeremy Corbyn

I would like to appeal for your urgent action and demand that the Islamic regime in Iran opens a thorough investigation into the suspicious death of labour activist Mr Shahrokh Zamani in Prison. He was a labour activist in Rajaee Shahr prison in Iran and died on 13 September 2015 after serving 3 years of his 11 years sentence for being a labour activist. The Islamic regime has denied the request, raised by Shahrokh’s family, to thoroughly and independently investigate his death and carryout an autopsy.

I was moved by your daring action to defend a Saudi political prisoner Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr which has been very important as well as inspiring. I was once a political prisoner in Iran, when I was 16 years old, and was thrown into a prison cell by the Islamic regime’s decree in Iran solely for practicing my freedom of expression. I spent three and a half years of my youth in captivity twelve months of which was in solitary confinement. Many of my friends were executed for being a youth activist just like Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr.

I am now a spokeswoman for Campaign to Free Political prisoners in Iran (CFPPI) and would like to request for your action and support to investigate the death of a political prisoner, Shahrokh Zamani, also a labour activist, who was suspiciously let to die in prison in the hands of Islamic regime in Iran. Please see appendix 1below for detail information.

The prison authorities in Iran have claimed that Shahrokh has died as a result of stroke. This claim is highly suspicious! It is suspicious because the Islamic regime's authorities have long been adopting a well-publicised strategy to kill political prisoners instead of executing them. This is done through depriving them of any medical attention and medication and wait for them to die and then announce they have died of illnesses or natural causes. By adopting this strategy, Rouhani's regime avoids making negative international headlines.

In your letter to David Cameron you have requested that Foreign Office must raise the execution of Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr, a 21 year old social activist, by the Saudi government. I believe beheading sentence of Ali Mohammed Baqir is an appalling act by the Saudi’s government and must be stopped immediately and unconditionally. I would like to ask for the same level of care and support from you on behalf of Sharokh Zamani and his family. You have been an activist and a trade union organiser and defended workers to exercise their rights. Shahrokh, just like you, was also a labour activist, but the only

difference was that he was born in Iran where these respected rights are answered with imprisonment, torture and execution.

The Islamic regime in Iran, similar to the Saudi government, has been torturing and execution political, social, labour and women activists in the past 36 years. The Islamic regime has a zero tolerance for any dissent; and the dissidents has been tortured and executed for merely asking for change. A simple right to freedom of expression, that is being enjoyed, respected and exercised in the UK and other countries by activists of all age would be punishable by death by hanging, in Iran.

Once again, I would like to appeal for your urgent action, either through Prime Minister David Cameron or through Foreign Office, to demand that the Islamic regime in Iran opens a thorough investigation into the suspicious death of Mr Shahrokh Zamani.

Yours Sincerely

Shiva Mahbobi
Spokesperson

Campaign to free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)
Shiva.mahbobi@gmail.com

+44(0) 7572356661


APPENDIX ONE

Background information:

Who was Shahrokh Zamani?

Shahrokh Zamani was a labour activist serving 11-years sentence in Rajai Shahr prison in the city of Karaj in Iran. Shahrokh was four years into his prison sentence. Shahrokh's cellmate found his cold body, with blood in his mouth and nose, when he tried to wake him up in the morning of 13 September 2015. According to Shahrokh's daughter, he had no prior illnesses. The authorities in Iran have refused a request for autopsy by Shahrokh's family.

Shahrokh Zamani was a member of Committee of the Tehran Painters’ Union, and a member of the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organisations. He was arrested in the city of Tabriz in June 2011. During his imprisonment, he was never given a leave from prison and in the last 3 years of his sentence, he was deprived of having regular visits with his family. While in prison, Zamani was physically and psychologically tortured and was transferred to several different prisons in order to exert more pressure on him. The prison authorities put Shahrokh's life to even more danger by keeping him, in some prisons, among non-political prisoners. Zamani described his treatment in one of his many letters by stating that: “Lastly I want to emphasize that the offices of the intelligence services have threatened my life both directly and indirectly: by poisoning, exposure to prisoners with Aids, unleashing the mentally ill, violent and dangerous inmates on me..” Letter is attached.

Zamani was well-known for being outspoken critics of the Islamic regime and exposed the inhuman treatment of prisoners. He went on hunger strike several times to show his protest.

Shahrokh Zamani’s death reminds us of the death of several other prisoners including the jjailed labour activist, Afshin Osanloo, who died in June 2013 in Rajaee Shahr prison. The authorities in Iran did not provide any explanation into the circumstances of Osanloo’s death and only claim that he suffered a heart attack. There are several other political prisoners who were murdered in the hand of prison authorities through deprivation of medical attention.


Cc: UK media, labour unions, UK MPs, human rights organizations

GOZARESHGARANS’ APPEAL: TO PEOPLE OF THE WORLD, UNIONS, TRADE UNIONS, DEMOCRATIC & HUMAMANRIGHT ENTITIES IN DEFEND OF POLITICAL PRISONERS!


Shahrokh Zamani, the incarcerated worker activist, has died in Rajai Shahr prison. His cause of death is officially announced as stroke, whereas death of political prisoners and worker activists in Islamic Republic prisons is a frequent event.
In 2013 Afshin Osanlou was announced to have died of a heart attack. Shortly after that, Jamil Savidi, a welder, was killed in Ahwaz prison and now we hear that Shahrokh Zamani, the well-known worker activist has died after a stroke. The sequence of these events has left no doubt for us political and social activists that the Islamic Republic is the main cause of their gradual deaths. A government with no respect for the rights of incarcerated worker activists and political prisoners, who disregards widespread worldwide protests of international unions and syndicates, can write and perform the scenario of death and destruction of its opponents in prisons.
We political and cultural activists have addressed public consciousness for several times and condemned the gradual death of worker activists and political prisoners. Shahrokh Zamani was arrested in 2011 and until his moment of death he was under pressure by warders of several prisons in the country and was exiled in many other prisons.
We political and social activists hold the Islamic Republic directly responsible for the death of worker activists such as Afshin Osanlou, Shahrokh Zamani and Jamil Savidi.
We address those institutions sensitive to worker struggles and those who defend democratic rights and human rights and call for widespread public protests against the Islamic Republic government and its anti-human behaviour against political prisoners and incarcerated worker activists.
Let us unite and call in unison for immediate and unconditional freedom of all political, ideological and worker activist prisoners.
GOZARESHGARAN SITE:
http://gozareshgar.com
gozareshgar1001@yahoo.de

Shahrokh is not the first victim of Islamic regime inside prison, nor will he be the last one. As long as this

The Islamic Regime of Iran Murdered Shahrokh Zamani


We have received news that Shahrokh Zamani died in Rajaee Shahr prison. We are sadden by this news. The criminal Islamic regime prisoned Shahrokh, put him under the most severe brutal torture, physically and psychologically, and every method possible to silence him. Despite all the threats and crackdowns, Shahrokh continued his activities in defending workers’ rights, and educating his co-workers while in prison. Shahrokh challenged the authorities and the anti-worker fundamentalist Islamic regime by turning prison into a trench of struggle with his writings and leadership.
Throughout his life struggled Shahrokh for the liberation and emancipation of the working class from exploitation and oppression. Outside prison, as a member of the painters’ trade union, and The Provisional Board for Reopening of House-Painter Workers’ union and the Follow-up Committee to Set up Free Labour Organisations he struggled for the workers’ rights and freedom. And then in prison he did not stop for one moment fighting for his humanitarian cause, defending the rights of other social classes, prisoners/inmates and those who were sentenced to death.
Shahrokh, with all his being was thinking about the emancipation of the working class from deprivation and exploitation. Despite the difficult conditions, the problems and deprivations inside prison, still tried to promote his ideas beyond prison for the creation of political and trade union organisations through his various writings.
The continuation of his struggle and commitment to the revolutionary objectives of the working class in prison was like a bullet in the forehead and eyes of the corrupt and criminal ruling authorities. That is why, these perpetrators of crime and corruption hated Shahrokh and others similar to him and took his life.Shahrokh. He was not only under mental and physical pressure, but he was denied any medical treatment for his health issues which were a result of his many years of imprisonment.
Prison officials, security and judicial forces prevented him from the necessary medical treatment. The Islamic regime is responsible for his murder. Those responsible for this heinous crime must be brought to justice and pay for their criminal actions, the day after tomorrow’s revolution and freedom of the country from such extremist Islamic oppression and exploitation.
Shahrokh is not the first victim of Islamic regime inside prison, nor will he be the last one. As long as this regime exists and rules with such methods and leaders we will witness the same criminal murderous acts. In order to achieve freedom and prosperity and a society free from such crime and corruption, there is no other way than to overthrow the Islamic regime, and replace it with a society free from the features of that regime. It means, the same society that Shahrokh was struggling for, outside and inside prison.
The solidarity committees abroad send their sympathy and extend their condolences to Shahrokh’s family, relatives and his comrades in the follow up committee, all of his friends and working class leaders.
In the near future, we will try to organise a suitable and worthy ceremony to appreciate and remember a true and great fighter of the working class, also to expose and protest against the crimes of the Islamic regime.
*Shame on the capitalist Islamic regime, the murderer of Shahrokh Zamani
*Down with the Islamic regime
*Long live socialism
The solidarity committees with the Iranian workers’ movement- Abroad


13 September 2015 nhkommittehamahangi@gmail.com http://nahadha.blogspot.com/

We will turn Shahrokh Zamani's death into the banner of workers solidarity and unity

A statement from workers committees in Iran



We will turn Shahrokh Zamani's death into the banner of workers solidarity and
unity
A statement from workers committees in Iran
Shahrokh Zamani, the brave and tireless fighter of the Iranian workers movement has died in
Gohar Dasht prison. The news was received with total disbelief and utter shock for all. In our
view, whatever reasons the authorities may offer, the responsibility for his death lies
completely with those have imposed conditions of slavery on the workers of Iran and have
taken away their rights to organise and struggle for a better life and on those who throw
honourable and valiant human beings such as Shahrokh Zamani into dungeons.
The shocking news of his death in jail, without any prior history of illness, is not the first news of
a loss of life by a prisoner, and given the current conditions in the country's jails, will not be the
last. Although this untimely death will naturally appear suspicious to any unbiased person but
even without any such suspicions the conditions in prisons, especially for worker activists and
political prisoners are already murderous enough ‐ for a thousand and one reason ‐ from
microwave torture to unsuitable food, from inadequate sanitation to absence of medical care,
from unhealthy living quarters to every kind of mental and psychological pressures.
Shahrokh Zamani had committed no crimes other than defending the rights of his fellow
workers. He had no official position, he had not defrauded any one, he had not harmed any
body and he was not a partner to any thieve or highway robber; he was a building worker and a
member of the Committee for the Establishment of Independent Trade Unions, a member of
the co‐ordinating committee for the re‐opening of the Paint Workers Syndicate and an
honorary member of Paint Workers Syndicate of Alborz and the Central Province, and its
founding mentor.
He was thrown into jail in 2011 for defending workers rights, but prison did not mean an end to
struggles for a brave fighter such as Shahrokh. In his almost 5 years imprisonment, and from his
two‐men cell at Gohardasht prison he never stopped until his last breath to struggle and fight
for just causes. Jails, courts, repression, and pressure from the security forces and jailers could
not silence Shahrokh. He, with his unrivalled braveness and steadfastness, and without an iota
of self promotion. was the real symbol of Iranian workers resistance and struggle for liberation
from oppression and exploitation.

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This letter is sent to you from that organizations and factions opposing the Islamic Republic of Iran, and opponents of capital punishment. For sure you are aware that after the Lausanne nuclear agreement a more severe wave of executions has started in prisons all over Iran, and that this horrifying wave is still continuing. Within the past two weeks, the Islamic Republic of Iran has executed 153 prisoners in Ghezel Hesar prison, Karaj Central Penitentiary, Urumiyeh Prison, and prisons in Bandar Abbas, Ghazvin, Kerman, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tabriz, Zanjan, etc! These executions are essentially political. The Islamic Republic kills to prove its existence and power.
Unfortunately, the United Nations and the European Union have not yet taken any serious actions against these barbaric massacres. We ask the European Union, the United Nations and other international institutions to immediately protest these executions and put pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran to stop these crimes.
We expect the Islamic Republic of Iran, Rohani, Khamenei and all the officials of this regime to be warned with diplomatic and political sanctions by the European Union and the United Nations should the current barbaric murders continue.
Respectfully,
Campaign to Defend Civil and Political Prisoners
Children Are a Priority Institution
International Committee against Execution
Communist Strugglers
Radio Payam of Canada
Anarchists of the Age of anarchism Group
Committee for the Freedom of Political Prisoners in Iran


Campaign to Defend Civil and Political Prisoners
Children Are a Priority Institution
International Committee against Execution
Communist Strugglers
Radio Payam of Canada
Anarchists of the Age of anarchism Group
Committee for the Freedom of Political Prisoners in Iran


Campaign to Defend Civil and Political Prisoners
Children Are a Priority Institution
International Committee against Execution
Communist Strugglers
Radio Payam of Canada
Anarchists of the Age of anarchism Group
Committee for the Freedom of Political Prisoners in Iran
Mina Ahadi
Shabnam Assadollahi
Shiva MAhboobi
Bahieh Jailani
Bijan Fathi
Siamak Bahari
Mahvash Allasvandi
Hesam Yousefi
Ali-Akbar Majidi
Hiwa Molania
Amjad Hossein Panahi
Madeh Nazari
Behrouz Souren
Nezam Jalali
Asghar Karimi
Afsaneh Vahdat
Karo Naderi
Keyvan Javid
Abdullah Kohnehpoushi
Dariush Sharifian
Morad Amini
Reza Azmoodeh
Tofigh Pirkhezri
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Heybat Nodinian
Shayan Sheykhi
Bahman Zakernejad
Laleh Mohammadi
Saber Rahimi
Ali Kalaei
Nima Basirat
Aram Naderi
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Veda Ilka
Bayazid Kurdi
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Fati Mohammadi
Naser Karimi
Srwnaz Sinaei
Farshid Farrokhnia
Milad Rabei
Mohammad Pakrawan
Peyman Kawoosi
Mohammad Akbarzadeh
Reza Oliya
Karwan Pakseresht
Laleh Moazenzadeh
Aram Karimi
Khlid Nosheh
Kiyarash Bakhshi
Karo Azadi
Elnaz Taghipour
Mahvash Golpariyan
Mansoor Fathi
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Neser Zamani
Amir Reza Mashaliyan
Shadi Safaei
Fatem Ebrahimi
Mahmoud Ghaedi
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Ali Chaldawi
Jafar Fadawi
Kamal Mirzadeh
Saeid Madanlou
Mohammad Amin Kamangar
Nader Chegeini
Sohrab Hassari
Masoud Salehi
Sahar Dinarwand
Mohammad Nemati
Behrang Zandi
Nikzad Rezaei
Mohammad Karimi
Manizheh Etmami
Farshid Ranjbar
Pouya Mirzaei
Ali Rasouli
Sahar Zakikhani
Behnam Mohammadi
Rahim Yazdan Parast
Shahla Khabazzadeh
Taha Hoseini
Mohammad Hooshmand
Mostafa Rahmani
Akam Heydari
Faraz Azadi
Kamel Hemmati
Fereshteh Naji Habb Zadeh
Bahar Golsheh
Khalid Zarei
Parsa Abidi
Targol Bahari
Ramyar Rezaei
Hussein Khazaei
Shahab Rokhzadi
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Fereshteh Asadi
Hasarah Ebrahimi
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Nina Karimi
Soheyla Abulhasani
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Adnan Gouili
Maryam Taghinejad
Nadiyeh
Asad Nodiniyan
Gita Rezaei
Koyestan Amini
Mansour Torkashvand
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Sahar Mohammadi
Omar Maroofi
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Kirsi Haapoja
Naser Borzouei
Arezoo Mashaliyan
Arash Raji
Amanj Ahadi
Yadi Karimi
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Bahram Kolahzar
Nooshin Ghaderi
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Jamal Ghavami
Jamileh Khodaei
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Maryam Ziya
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 Statement of the Free Union of Iranian Workers on the Occasion of May Day

Statement of the Free Union of Iranian Workers on the Occasion of May Day


April 28, 2013 : The following statement was released by the Free Union of Iranian Workers on the occasion of May Day, the international Workers Day.

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Iran: Protesting Kurdish workers take control of a factory in Shahrekord

Friday, 04 January 2013 13:07

NCRI - Protesting workers have occupied a milk factory in the city of Shahrekord (western Iran) to demand their unpaid wages. The milk factory employers have not been paid for the last six months .
In the protest that was held on January 1,the workers announced that until full reimbursement of their unpaid salaries, they will continue occupying the factory .

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Strikes at Safa Steel Rolling and Rolling Profiles in Saveh

December 1, 2012

According to the reports by Free Union of Iranian Workers, the workers at Saveh Safa Steel Rolling and Rolling Profiles, companies owned by the same owner, Rostami Safa, have gone on strike over the issue of unpaid wages .

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Iran: Sentencing of Union board member and mass arrests of unionists

Iran: Sentencing of Union board member and mass arrests of unionists

URGENT APPEAL - THE OBSERVATORY
New information
IRN 003 / 0712 / OBS 066 Sentencing / Raid
/Arbitrary detentions
Iran
July 6, 2012

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Iran .

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Sunday 15 July 2012

More than 700 Sepahan Cement Factory Workers Strike

More than 700 Sepahan Cement Factory workers have been on strike since July 7. The workers employed by intermediary contracting companies at the plant are protesting discrimination in seniority and productivity benefits payments between the permanent and contracting workers.

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Sunday 15 July 2012

Asia Pearlite Casting Company ّFiring Protesting Workers

According to Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), since the protest gathering by the workers at the parts manufacturing unit on June 10, 20 protesting workers of Asia Pearlite Casting Company have been expelled .

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Reza Shahabi’s Sentence Upheld by the Appeals Court


Sunday 15 July 2012

Reza Shahabi’s Sentence Upheld by the Appeals Court

The following statement was issued by Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate following upholding the sentence for Reza Shahabi’s by the Appeals Court. Reza Shahabi, treasurer secretary of Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate has been in prison since June 12, 2010

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 The Endless Day: A Look at the Lives of Iran’s Women Day Laborers


The Endless Day: A Look at the Lives of Iran’s Women Day Laborers

by ABI MEHREGAN

Abi Mehregan is a pen name. A labor activist, the author is on the staff of Iran Labor Report. See also “The Weight of a Brick” by the same author

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Stop Repressing Iranian Workers, Say Turkish Labour Activists


Stop Repressing Iranian Workers, Say Turkish Labour Activists

Written by: GVF
March 25, 2012

Stop repression of Iran’s working class, says a group of Turkish labour activists
A campaign launched by Turkey’s “Association of International Workers’ Solidarity” (UID-DER) is calling on Iranian authorities to cease their repression of Iranian workers .

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26th Communiqué from the Reza Shahabi Defence Committee

26th Communiqué from the Reza Shahabi Defence Committee

Reza Shahabi sentenced to six years imprisonment and torture and five years of silence
Reza Shahabi has now been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment by Judge Salavati in Branch 15 of Tehran's “Islamic Revolutionary Court", after being incarcerated and persecuted for more than 22 months.

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     Protests by Asadabad Steel Workers against islamic republic regime

Protests by Asadabad Steel Workers against islamic republic regime

March 19, 2012

On March 8, Asadabad steel workers held a protest gathering by Hamedan governor’s offices demanding back pay.

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Message from the Network of Iranian Labor Associations (NILA) to Amnesty International’s


Message from the Network of Iranian Labor Associations (NILA) to Amnesty International’s Human Rights Day Event in Chicago on Human Rights in Iran

December 9, 2011
Dear friends,

We, trade unionists in Tehran and other cities, extend our warm greetings to you from half way across the world. Please forgive us for not sending you a video message. Unfortunately trade unionism is considered a dangerous offense by the Iranian government and labor activists here are persecuted like dangerous criminals.

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         Iran Air Retirees Stage Protest Gathering


Iran Air Retirees Stage Protest Gathering

March 19, 2012

On March 14, a number of retired employees of Iranian Airlines staged a protest gathering by the airlines’ central offices. According to one of the protesting retirees, the airlines retirement savings is one of the largest in the country.

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Ahvaz Sugar Refinery Workers Protest for demanding last year wages and pensions

Ahvaz Sugar Refinery Workers Protest for demanding last year wages and pensions

March 19, 2012

On March 14, more than 70 Ahvaz Sugar and Sugar Refinary Factory workers staged a protest

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Three Iranian asylum seeker hunger strikers win UK asylum as a political refugees

Three Iranian asylum seeker hunger strikers win UK asylum as a political refugees

Three

Iranian asylum-seekers who staged a 37-day hunger strike have won their battle to remain in the UK .

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Wednesday 29 February 2012

A third of Iran’s industrial workers are women

Shahrzad News --

Advisor on women’s employment to the country’s Ministry of Heavy Industries Soraya Zafari told the Fars News Agency that 46% of female workers are employed in service industries, 34% in manufacture and the rest in agriculture .

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Iranian imprisonment labour activist Reza Shahabi on 14th day of hunger strike

Friday 09 December 2011

Iranian imprisonment labour activist Reza Shahabi on 14th day of hunger strike

Incarcerated labor activist Reza Shahabi has been on hunger strike for over 2 weeks with no information about his condition .

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Iranian labour activist Ebrahim Madadi Re-Arrested by iran`s regime

Friday 09 December 2011

Iranian labour activist Ebrahim Madadi Re-Arrested by iran`s regime

The ITUC was dismayed and incensed to hear today that Ebrahim Madadi, a courageous trade unionist and Comrade from Vahed Syndicate in Tehran, was re-arrested today after being freed only last Thursday. A move welcomed by the international trade union movement

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Only one solution to Iran: Regime change

Only one solution to Iran: Regime change

By Adm. James A. Lyons

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s deplorable performance before the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 22 was not unexpected. His declaration that Iran would never recognize Israel’s right to exist - even if statehood were granted to the Palestinian people - should put to rest the common liberal thesis that if only the Israeli-Palestinian problem were resolved, peace and stability would reign in the Middle East. Nonsense.

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Sunday 04 December 2011

Has the War with Iran`s islamic regime Already Begun ?

NationalJournal.com
Two incidents that occurred on Sunday—Iran’s claim of a shoot-down of a U.S. drone, and an explosion outside the British embassy in Bahrain—may have been unrelated. But they appear to add to growing evidence that an escalating covert war by the West is under way against Iran, and that Tehran is retaliating with greater intensity than ever .

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Iranian Labor Activist on Hunger Strike

Saturday 26 November 2011

Iranian Labor Activist on Hunger Strike

HRANA News Agency – On Tuesday, November 22, 2011, Reza Shahabi began his hunger strike to protest against 18 months of imprisonment and legal state of limbo.

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Iranian Labors Protest on the New Draft Proposals

Iranian Labors Protest on the New Draft Proposals


Monday 21 November 2011

Iranian Labors Protest on the New Draft Proposals
On November 20, 3000 workers staged a sit-in by the gates of the Iranian parliament to protest the proposed new changes to the labor law. The demonstration called by the “Labor House” was used by a large number of labor protesters to show their discontent with the proposed changes to the law set to be finalized on November 21 between the “management and labor representatives”.

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Iranian Labors Protest on the New Draft Proposals

Monday 21 November 2011

Iranian Labors Protest on the New Draft Proposals

On November 20, 3000 workers staged a sit-in by the gates of the Iranian parliament to protest the proposed new changes to the labor law. The demonstration called by the “Labor House” was used by a large number of labor protesters to show their discontent with the proposed changes to the law set to be finalized on November 21 between the “management and labor representatives”.

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Report: Seven workers killed in explosion at Iran steel factory

Monday 12 December 2011

Report: Seven workers killed in explosion at Iran steel factory

An explosion at a steel production complex in central Iran killed seven workers including foreigners, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior local official in Yazd province as saying on Monday .

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Ahmadinejad targeted by shoe thrower

Monday 12 December 2011

Ahmadinejad targeted by shoe thrower

A 45-year-old textile worker who has been out of work for a year threw his shoes Monday at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to protest not having received unemployment benefits, an Iranian website reported .

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Iran's Cities a Sea of Poverty under sharia and capitalism rule

Iran's Cities a Sea of Poverty under sharia and capitalism rule

by HOMYLAFAYETTE
04 Mar 2011 00:

26CommentsHalf Iranian urban population under poverty line says report
(dispatch) Between 44.5 and 55 percent of Iran's urban population lives under the poverty line, according to a new report titled "Measurement and Economic Analysis of Urban Poverty" .

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31 Women Drivers Forced out of United Bus Company by iran`s islamic regime

31 Women Drivers Forced out of United Bus Company by iran`s islamic regime

HRANA News Agency – Farahnaz Shiri together with 30 other women bus drivers have been forced out of the United Bus Company of Tehran (UBCT) while none of them knows the reason for the mandatory buyback of their employment service.

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Iranian Workers of Flarc Company on Strike for Unpaid Wages

Iranian Workers of Flarc Company on Strike for Unpaid Wages

Friday 30 September 2011

HRANA News Agency – One hundred workers of Flarc Company in Kamyaran County have gone on strike to demand their unpaid wages for the last five months. Flarc Company is a contractor working on a project to build an irrigation system utilizing rain for farmlands .

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Never forget! Never forgive! The massacres of 1988

Never forget! Never forgive! The massacres of 1988


Posted on August 5, 2010

In the first of a series of articles for Hands Off the People of Iran Aida Foruzan looks at the mass murder carried out by the theocratic regime in the summer of 1988.

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Iran: Violent Attacks and Judicial Farce Herald New Wave of Anti-union Repression


Brussels, 18 April 2007 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has issued a strong condemnation of the Iranian authorities for their intensified attacks on independent trade unions in the country, with the arrests of hundreds of leaders and members of teachers’ organisations and further persecution of bakery workers’ leader Mahmoud Salehi from the city of Saqez in Iran Kurdistan.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Six Bahá'í leaders arrested in Iran



Six Bahá'í leaders in Iran were arrested and taken to the notorious Evin prison yesterday in a sweep that is ominously similar to episodes in the 1980s when scores of Iranian Bahá'í leaders were summarily rounded up and killed. It seems the six are held in the notorious Evin 209 section and are undergoing interrogations.

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Protecting Rights of Gay Citizens in Iran

Protecting Rights of Gay Citizens in Iran

by RASHEED ABOU-ALSAMH in Brasília

10Dec 2011 15:28 CommentsIn land where homosexuality can yield death sentence, little hope that regime will heed a recent U.N. appeal It has always been hard to be gay in the Middle East, even more so in Iran, where a hardline regime, with ultimate power in the hands of the clergy, has been in power since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. But gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered persons in Iran were given the tiniest glimmer of hope in November when the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, released its latest recommendations on how the Iranian government can improve the human rights of its citizens, including for the first time GLBTs .

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IMF Betrays West With Mullahs' Malarky

IMF Betrays West With Mullahs' Malarky

by Ilan Berman
Washington Times
August 29, 2011

With soaring inflation, chronic unemployment and rampant poverty, Iran is nobody's picture of economic health. So when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued its latest working paper on Iran last month, the rosy assessment contained therein raised more than a few eyebrows .

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against child labour under Islamic republic in iran


against child labour under Islamic republic in iran

Activists in Washington DC Join Cities Worldwide in Protest Action to Support Workers in Iran on November 6, 2011 – 6 Nov 2011 Washington DC flyer for Int’l Day of Support for Workers in Iran – prints 8×11 flyers: 5 September 2011, Washington DC– Activists in Washington DC join over 30 cities worldwide on Sunday 6 November 2011 to support workers in Iran, who are under tremendous pressure :

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 Iran Labour Front: Minimum Wage, "Unprecedent Poverty and Hunger", and Strikes


Iran Labour Front: Minimum Wage, "Unprecedent Poverty and Hunger", and Strikes

Jafar Azim Zadeh, the head of the Free Assembly of Iranian Workers, in an interview with Deutsche Welle :
DW: Yesterday, the new Minimum Wage rate was announced. What is your assessment of the rate which is $303 (per month) for the next Iranian year ?

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