23 June 2009

Justice for Iranian Workers Protest on 26 June

Justice For Iranian Workers is a collaboration between four global trade union organisations:

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.

They are calling for:-

Mansoor Osanloo and Ebrahim Madadi
  • 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.
Farzad Kamangar

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.


Frank Partisan said...

Tomorrow the local Iranians are having a demonstration in the AM.

In the evening here, a pro-Iranian government speaker is having a forum. My group will be there for the period.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Thank you for this informative update, jams.

jams o donnell said...

Ren give the pm speaker hell. I bet the local iranins will give him a warm reception!

YW Welshcakes

James Higham said...

Now, it's just a case of getting the Iranian leadership to see this.

jams o donnell said...

That is true James

Paul said...

thank you for reminding us about all of this.

Anya said...

Its a great informative post,
Thanks .......

jams o donnell said...

Paul, Anay thanks

CherryPie said...

Thanks for highlighting all those events. We must always show support for our fellow workers and I know it is appreciated and gives them comfort.

jams o donnell said...

Absolutely. I feel it is our duty as trade unionists in good standing

beakerkin said...


It seems one of us forgot how we got here. Ren seems to forget his Marxst brethren collaborated with the Mullahs. The common front was useful until the Marxists were expendable.I would remind apologists (not you) for Hamas
and Hezbollah if they were capable of learning from actual history.

The Iranian people are frustrated
and deserve better than the Mullahs
or Marxists. Trading one form of despotism for another is no bargain. Many people yearn for something better, but it is likely
to be a more competent version of the same tyranny.