“The Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company fully supports this movement of Iranian people to build a free and independent civil society, and condemns any violence and oppression. …the Syndicate requests that 26 June, which has been called by international trade union organisations a day of action for justice for Iranian workers, include the human rights of all Iranians who have been deprived of their rights.”Several international trade union federations (ITUC, EI, ITF, IUF) have called an international day of ‘Justice for Iranian workers’, showing support to workers in Iran who have been imprisoned and harassed by the Iranian state for trying to organise trade unions, and calling for Iran to respect international labour standards.
[Busworkers trying to organise a trade union have been jailed and harassed; their current leader, Mansour Osanloo, was jailed in 2007 for five years.]
This was before the current turmoil surrounding the elections. It is more important than ever now to show our support for democratic rights in Iran. Please circulate this information and attend the protest – with banners where possible.
Protest organised by TUC and Amnesty International
More details: firstname.lastname@example.org
www.justiceforiranianworkers.org and www.tuc.org.uk/international/tuc-16651-f0.cfm