Letter to the World Labor Organization(ILO)

TO:
International Labour Organization (ILO)
World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
European Trade Union (TUC)

It’s been a month since the workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company and Khuzestan Steel Works started their strikes in Iran. While many workers from different walks of life have taken to the streets, the government officials have not bothered to respond to any of their demands.

You need to know that under the rule of the Islamic Republic, workers are deprived of any union rights. The result is that the Islamic regime, instead of responding to the demands of the workers, has cracked down on them and arrested many of them.

The demand of the workers in Iran is a basic request for the income that has been denied them for months; it is also a protest regarding their lack of job security. What the Islamic regime has done to address these grievances is just to give false promises on which the regime never intends to act.

The greatest grievance of the protesting workers in Iran is that there is no one to hear their voice and answer their calls; and that the Islamic regime has been stifling the workers’ voice through the pressure of its security forces.

It needs to be explained that the families of these workers are among the weakest segments of society that suffer from a host of livelihood problems; and given their dire situation, they are at a loss where to seek refuge.

We, the democratic opposition to the Islamic Republic in Iran, hereby express our support for the striking Iranian laborers; and we hope that the International Labour Organization will also hear the voice of the oppressed Iranian workers and take the necessary measures for their support.

CC:

TUC- Changing the world of work for good- UK

DGB- German Trade Union Confederation- Germany

FNV- Federatie Nederlandse Vakbeweging- Nederland

ABVV- General Federation of Belgian Labour – Belgian

OGB- Austrian Trade Union Federation- Austrian

UGT- Unión General de Trabajadores- Spain

LO- The Swedish Trade Union Confederation – Sweden

CCOO- Workers’ Commissions- Spain

 

Sincerely,

  1. Fred Saberi – Sweden
  2. Zaman Feyli – Netherland
  3. Reza Parchizadeh – USA
  4. Sheila Farhang – Netherland
  5. Ali Mohseni – USA
  6. Banafshe Pourzand – USA
  7. Nader Sedighi – USA
  8. Elahe Rahronia – Sweden
  9. Rozita Manteghi – France
  10. Masoumeh Mohammadinia – Japan
  11. Hossein Khorram – USA
  12. Avideh (Rafaela) Motmaenfar – Canada
  13. Saeid Rahbar – Sweden
  14. Maryam Moazenzadeh – Neterland
  15. Faryar Asadian – Germany
  16. Parviz Khavar – Sweden
  17. Rosita Eskandari -Canada
  18. Shayan Arya -USA
  19. Setareh Mihandost – Denmark
  20. Taghi Amozgar – France
  21. Cina Dabestani – USA
  22. Mehrdad Rahbar – Canada
  23. Victoria Azad – Sweden
  24. Bahar Malavan Narendji – Sweden
  25. Rose Marie Sjoholm – Sweden
  26. Abbas khosravi Farsani – USA
  27. Reza Mostofi – UK
  28. Esfandiar Gholamrezaei – Iran
  29. Hassan Hosseini – Iran
  30. George Haroonian – USA
  31. Negar Motamed – Canada
  32. Kaveh Abdoli –Japan
  33. Mehdi Ghatei – Australia
  34. Shapour Parchizadeh – Australia
  35. Mitra Dolikhani – Canada
  36. Atie Aryan – Canada
  37. Paya Rastgonia – France
  38. Faezeh (Emma) MohebZandi – France
  39. Mahbobeh Hoseinpour – USA
  40. Saadi Azimian – Canada
  41. Shabnam Assadollahi – Canada
  42. Shahram Banihashem – Canda
  43. Pari Zati – Canada
  44. Cyrus Assadollahi – Canada
  45. Shahrzad Nojoumi – Canada
  46. Nahid Shahin – Canada
  47. Ahmad Mostafalou – Canada
  48. Naser Hassani – France
  49. Kaveh Khosrow-Mehr – Euro
  50. Maryam Khazai – USA
  51. Daniel Tousi – USA
  52. Ehsan Kermani – Netherland
  53. Reza Negahdari – France
  54. Hamidreza Bourhani –Belgium
  55. Saeed Farbakhsh – USA
  56. Gholamhosein Borojerdi – Iran
  57. Niusha Javid – Iran
  58. Rasoul Mortazavi – Iran
  59. Ali MosaNejad Farkosh – Iran
  60. Omid Karimi – UK
  61. Azad Mostofi – France
  62. Oldooz Yekta – Australian
  63. Jamshid Ohebsion – USA
  64. Kawa Ahangari – Belgium
  65. Salim Fani – USA
  66. Amir Ezati – Finland
  67. Gustel Sadr – Belgium
  68. Nahid Farhad – USA
  69. Maryam Fallah – Germany
  70. Ahmad Moghimi – France
  71. Marta Fallah – UK
  72. Ali Monjezi – Sweden
  73. Ali Khoshvaght – Russia
  74. Hossein Forouzin – Canada
  75. Minoo Far – USA
  76. Patricia Welch – USA
  77. William(Bijan) Mehrvarz – USA
  78. Abbas Moradi – Canada
  79. Jaleh Abyas – Germany
  80. Shirin Najafizadeh – Turkey
  81. Mahmoud Imani – France
  82. Hamid Sanati – Denmark
  83. Ali Ahmadi – USA
  84. Esmaeil Fattahi – Turkey
  85. Hamid Parsi Riahi – Canada
  86. Genous sassani – Danmark
  87. Fariba shirvany – Sweden
  88. Abdolhamid Masoumi – Sweden
  89. Shahriar Bahrami – Uk
  90. Lida Sheybani – Uk
  91. Laden Sheybani – Uk
  92. Mehrdad Malakzadeh – Germany
  93. Niloufar Malekzadeh – Germany
  94. Manzar Taimouri – Uk
  95. Kourosh Kasra – Uk
  96. Mira Nassiri- Canada
  97. Banafsheh Aghasi -Uk
  98. Sharareh Shirvani -USA
  99. Naznin Pakizehmanesh -Uk
  100. Hassan Keshvary -Germany
  101. Nooshin Yavari -Iran
  102. Payam Shafahi -Iran
  103. Shahram Shafahi -Iran
  104. Hamid Manteghi -USA
  105. Arezoo Manteghi -Iran
  106. George Zomorodi -Uk
  107. Ladan Taraz -Sweden
  108. Parastoo Manteghi -USA
  109. Sara Sadeghian -Netherland
  110. Shiva Daneshfar -Iran
  111. Shida Daneshfar -Iran
  112. Parastu Amiry – Uk
  113. Maryam Naderi -Germany
  114. Sirous Pakdel -USA
  115. Siavash Latif -Uk
  116. Afshin Payravi -UK
  117. Sara Safiri – Sweden
  118. Amir Ardalan- FRance
  119. Sajjad Haghpanah -Sweden
  120. Susan Shahbazi – Germany
  121. Ebrahim Mazharsolook – UK
  122. Manouchehr Shojaie – Germany
  123. Farzad Azizi –Sweden
  124. Amir Amiri – Germany
  125. Nahid Haddadi – UK
  126. Iraj Oraji- Sweden
  127. Arash Mahdavi – Norway
  128. Roya Araghi- Canada
  129. Peyman Sarhadi -Switzerland
  130. Mitra Salar – UK
  131. Ahmad Vahdani – Norway
  132. Arash Kamancheh – Canada
  133. Siamak Farrokhian – Germany
  134. Nazanin Sikaroudi – UK
  135. Sivosh Lashgari – Sweden
  136. Panteha Hamedani Lund-Denmark
  137. Parvneh Tavallai -USA
  138. Kaveh Saraj – UK
  139. Susan Valayet- Canada
  140. Afshin Azizian – UK
  141. Ramin Tajbakhsh – USA
  142. Neda Amin – Israel
  143. Tahmineh Bakhshak – Denmark
  144. Siavash Abghari – USA
  145. Morad Khorshidi – Sweden
  146. Susan Raeissi – USA
  147. Nader Moghbelan – Sweden
  148. Mahnaz Ganjali – USA
  149. Masoumeh Norouzzad – Canada
  150. Ebrahim – Ahrari – Malaysia
  151. Faramarz Ghasri – Greec
  152. Nikki Sabet- Canada
  153. Hoshang Asadi – Sweden
  154. Babak Papapian- USA
  155. Bahman Massumi- Germany
  156. Arvin Adriyan- Finland
  157. Saeed omidi – Netherland
  158. Alessandra Farneti- Canada
  159. Akram Ebrahimi- Denmark
  160. Mehran Motlagh – Germany
  161. Firouzeh Ghafarpour – Sweden
  162. Vahab kord garachaloo – Sweden
  163. Susan Arianpour – Sweden
  164. Merikh Moradi – Germany
  165. Behroz Aryabood – France
  166. Vahid Aban- Sweden
  167. Moghadam – Germany
  168. Satrap Manteghi – USA
  169. Mally Rozbeh -USA
  170. Saghi Aghili-Canada
  171. Ardeshir Zarezadeh – Canada
  172. Mohammad Hejabi- Netherland
  173. Mazyar Ghavidel – Sweden
  174. Simin Dart – USA
  175. Mehraneh Tahajod – USA
  176. Mahmoud Moghaddam – UK
  177. Mehrzad Raeesi – Canada
  178. Nikrooz Azami – Sweden
  179. Farahdokht Farokhtakin – Iran
  180. Faryad Soroush – France
  181. Zahra Azizi – France
  182. Ahad Ghorbani Dehnari – Sweden
  183. Simin Dart – Australia
About the Author
Fred Saberi is a Swedish political analyst of Iranian origin interested in Middle East affairs.
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