Archive for September, 2008

News and Reports-Workers’ Struggles in Iran-

September 3, 2008

·        LabourStart Act NOW!

·        Gholamreza Gholamhosseini still in prison! Osanloo transferred to Rajayee Shahr Prison!

·        Interview with Ali Nejati, a representative of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Corporation’s workers

·        An interview with Mansour Osanloo (June 2005)

LabourStart Act NOW!
Iran : Protest intensified repression against labour activists – No to whippings and executions! Click:

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Gholamreza Gholamhosseini is still in prison!

Osanloo transferred to Rajayee Shahr Prison!


Gholamreza Gholamhosseini was arrested 2 months ago. The Enghelab Eslami (Islamic Revolution) Court has asked a very high bail for his release. Up to this point, his family has not been able to come up with the money. Gholamreza was sacked for his activism in the Vahed workers’ syndicate. In spite of the decision by Labour Board Office- West of Tehran , to reinstate Mr. Gholamhosseine, the Vahed Bus Company authorities refused to give his job back. His efforts to contact the authorities led nowhere, so he decided to attend the ceremony of Women’s Day organized by the Tehran and Suburb Bus Company, Shekat-e-Vahed, in the Azadi Stadum. He knew that the Mayor of Tehran and the management of the bus company would be present at the event and he wanted to talk to them directly in order to get his job back. Upon his arrival in the stadium, he was arrested and was sent to the Evin prison. (more…)