Remember Shahrokh Zamani! Iranian workers’ solidarity fundraiser

Around 30 people gathered on November 28 for an evening of poetry and spoken word performances in commemoration of Shahrokh Zamani and in solidarity with all jailed labour activists in Iran. As with the similar fundraising evening on January 10, this event was organised by Janine Boothe and Alliance for Workers’ Liberty (AWL). The evening…

A report from the Labour House’s May Day ceremony

The following is a report from the Labour House’s May Day ceremony in Tehran. By a Workers’ Action Committee reporter On the morning of May 1, International Workers’ Day, there was supposed to be a rally from 9am until 11am, starting in front of the Labour House* and ending at Liberty Square (Meydan-e Azadi). So…

United May Day action of labour activists in Iran

On the eve of this year’s May Day, after eight years, the state has given permission to hold a “rally” that will include the Labour House. Given these conditions it is possible to have an independent presence and intervene with our own demands, so as to expose the policies of the government and the Labour…

Manijeh Sadeghi once again arrested

On March 30 Manijeh Sadeghi, a labour and children’s rights activist, was once again arrested and taken to Sanandaj’s Central Prison. In late 2011 Manijeh Sadeghi was charged with disturbing public order and was incarcerated for 91 days. She was released on February 21 2012. During her detention Manijeh suffered from a heart condition, high…

ILO – TAKE IRAN’S WORKERS RIGHTS’ ABUSES SERIOUSLY

ILO – TAKE IRAN’S WORKERS RIGHTS’ ABUSES SERIOUSLY On Friday 16 January campaigners met at the official address of the International Labour Organisation in London to hand in a letter calling on the ILO to take Iran’s workers’ rights abuses seriously. The ILO allows Iran to remain a signatory to core conventions and allowing delegations…