The ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation),
EI (Education International),
ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation),
IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations)
In a move in a continuing campaign to secure justice and trade union rights inside Iran they have called a worldwide action day on June 26 to demand justice for Iranian workers.
- The immediate and unconditional release of all imprisoned trade unionists including Mansour Osanloo, Ebrahim Madadi and Farzad Kamangar;
- Unconditional recognition of all independent workers’ organisations in Iran and reinstatement of workers who have been disadvantaged as a result of their support for these organisations;
- Ratification of core ILO Conventions on freedom of association and the right to collective bargain by the Iranian government;
- Conclusion of collective bargaining agreements between the independent unions and the relevant employers.
A demonstration will take place on Friday from 1230hrs outside Iranian embassy in London 16 Prince’s Gate, London SW7 1PT in Knightsbridge. A separate demonstration will take place in Newcastle (see site for details)
TUC International spokesperson Sally Hunt (UCU General Secretary); Amnesty International UK Director Kate Allen; and ITF General Secretary Dave Cockcroft will attempt to deliver over 16,000 postcards calling on Iran to release jailed Iranian prisoners.
Protesters dressed in black will hold up placards bearing the names of those arrested at trade union demonstrations on May Day last month in Tehran and still not released.
Click on the link at the top of this post for details of protests elsewhere in the world
This protest has even greater relevance given the dreadful events in Iran over the last 11 days. It is a cause that deserves the greatest possible support.