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Though watched and muzzled, independent labour unions are stirring

From The Economist DURING a Persian new year’s party (in late March) at Iran’s flagship South Pars project in the Persian Gulf, where the world’s largest known gasfield is being tapped, a labourer called on Iran’s workers to unite. Behnam … Continue reading

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May Day statement in support of workers in Iran

Over the last year workers in Iran have struggled on several fronts. The subsidy cuts coupled with the crisis in world capitalism are driving living standards down for the majority of Iranians. Basic food stuffs are rising in price at … Continue reading

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May Day Demands

Iran’s workers will once again use May Day to remind the religious state and ‘reformist’ Islamists alike of their power, writes Yassamine Mather As May Day approaches, Iranian workers are preparing demonstrations in Tehran and other major cities. Over the … Continue reading

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Call for Hunger Strike at Isfahan Steel Complex

Class struggle in Iran

RAHANA – Last week, a flier calling on contract workers to go on a hunger strike was distributed at the Isfahan Steel Complex. Contract workers have suffered wage and benefit cuts since they became directly contracted by the factory. Currently, … Continue reading

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A Statement by Iran Khodro Car Workers – December 6 2009

A Statement by Iran Khodro Car Workers – December 6 2009 Fellow workers and friends, During the last few days tens of workers, students and grieving mothers [a reference to mothers of young people killed following protest gatherings on December … Continue reading

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Mass protests continue across Iran (Videos)

Protests shake the Islamic Republic

On November 4th students, workers and youth have formed mass demonstrations in 9 different districts in Tehran and in other cities such as Rasht, Isfahan and Shiraz. Below are some of the videos:

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Crepe Naz workers go on strike

Two hundred and fifty workers at the Crepe Naz textiles factory in Harsin County (in Kermanshah Province, western Iran) stopped work on 12-15 September to protest against not being paid their wages for the past four months. The Crepe Naz … Continue reading

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