Workers’ Struggles

Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers’ Strike: Thirty Workers Locked Out

On Thursday, June 22nd, a further escalation in the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane workers’ strike took place: the company’s security guards prevented thirty workers from entering the factory. The workers locked out by the bosses have between 18 and 22 years’ experience of working at the plant.

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Active Boycott of the Iranian regime’s phoney ‘elections’

Tomorrow, May 19th 2017, the Iranian regime will yet again hold phoney ‘elections’ to disguise the basic fact that it is one of the most repressive capitalist dictatorships in the twenty-first century. Along with the ‘presidential elections’ there will also be ‘local elections’ in Iran’s cities and villages.

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Hundreds of teachers go on protest across Iran!

At ten o’clock this morning hundreds of teachers and retired teachers across Iran went on protest. (more…)

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Iran: HEPCO workers paid two months’ wages, owner “arrested”

After a month of strikes, demonstrations and marches the workers of HEPCO have been paid two months’ unpaid wages and the owner of the factory is reported to have been arrested!

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Iran: Alborz Province Painters’ Union in solidarity with the rescue workers and firefighters who died at the Plasco building

Letter of the Alborz Province Painters’ Union expressing solidarity with the rescue workers and firefighters who died at the Plasco building.

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By |January 23rd, 2017|Iran, Workers' Struggles|Comments Off on Iran: Alborz Province Painters’ Union in solidarity with the rescue workers and firefighters who died at the Plasco building

Iran: Haft Tappeh Pensioners End Their Protests

Haft Tappeh’s 150 pensioners ended their protests after a qualified agreement with the sugar cane industrial complex’s general manager on December 31st. (more…)

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Iran: Retired Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers Protest

On November 28th retired workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane complex protested outside the company’s entrance, demanding payment of their end of service compensation.

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Workers Protest Outside Iranian Regime’s ‘parliament’

On the morning of November 15th workers protested outside the Iranian regime’s phoney ‘parliament’ against Labour Law ‘reforms’, the expansion of Free and Special Economic Zones and changes in the Social Security Organisation’s health care fund. (more…)

By |November 24th, 2016|Iran, Workers' Struggles|Comments Off on Workers Protest Outside Iranian Regime’s ‘parliament’

Iran: Appeals Court approves six-year sentence of Esmail Abdi, teachers’ leader

Branch 36 of the Tehran Appeals Court has approved the six-year sentence of Esmail Abdi, General Secretary of the Teachers’ Trade Association (TTA). (more…)

By |October 14th, 2016|Campaigns, Iran, Workers' Struggles|Comments Off on Iran: Appeals Court approves six-year sentence of Esmail Abdi, teachers’ leader

‘Peace dividend’ for Iranian workers?

For many decades the Iranian regime has justified its repression of workers’ rights (as well as women, national and religious minorities, the youth, the disabled, LGBTQ people, writers, artists and the vast majority of the population) because of war, military skirmishes, diplomatic disputes and so on. (more…)

By |September 5th, 2016|Iran, Political Analysis, Workers' Struggles|Comments Off on ‘Peace dividend’ for Iranian workers?