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IUF, International Unions on Alert for May Day Repression in Iran

Posted to the IUF website 27-Apr-2009

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The IUF, ITUC, Education International and ITF have jointly written the government of Iran that they expect workers to be able to publicly celebrate May Day 2009 free of the customary violence and arrests. The union internationals are simultaneously announcing the declaration of an action day in countries across the world to protest at the continuing attempts to crush Iranian workers´┐Ż rights.

In a joint statement, the IUF, ITUC, EI and ITF also call for an end to the repression of independent trade unions and their members in Iran, and for the immediate and unconditional release of jailed trade unionists including Mansour Osanloo, Ebrahim Madadi, and Farzad Kamangar, and the 5 leaders of the Haft Tapeh Sugarworkers Union, recently sentenced a year in prison.

Read the statement here - and click here to send a message to the government of Iran calling for the sentences against the Haft Tapeh leaders to be annulled.