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Shahrokh Zamani on hunger strike after transfer to Ghezel Hesar Prison

(05.04.2014) Shahrokh Zamani, a member of the Painters’ Union, was charged with “endangering national security” and “participating in an illegal organisation” by the Iranian regime after he attempted to build an independent trade union. While in prison he has been physically and psychologically abused, denied...

We Condemn Killing and Oppression for Workers in Cambodia!

(30.01.2014) Workers in Cambodia living in extreme poverty, intensity of workers exploitation in Cambodia is the same as Bangladesh. Labour monthly wages are fifty six euro for ten to twelve hours of daily work, whilst inflation was increased by three hundred percent in last two years, which has been recorded...

Solidarity Message from the Workers at Hacettepe University to the Workers at University of London

(16.01.2014) Our dear class brothers and sisters. We are sending our greetings to you from Hacettepe University, Turkey. We are workers who had been dismissed because of our struggle against injustices created by outsourced work and who were eventually reinstated thanks to our resistance. When we read that...

Our Struggle Will Continue in Hacettepe

(14.01.2014) We are a group of workers that have been working for a subcontracting company in Hacettepe University Hospital for a long time. Outsourcing is one of the most serious problems we face not only in Turkey but all around the world. Precarious work, long working day, low wages, work accidents and...

Appeal from Solidarity Committees with the Iranian Workers’ Movement

International call against the Islamic Republic of Iran for immediate release of workers and political prisoners

(13.01.2014) Reza Shahabi is a prisoner’s worker who alongside being a board’s director is also treasurer for Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company labour union in Tehran. After being unwell for a long period and a lot of pressure from his family and doctors; he was finally allowed to seek...

UID-DER’s Condolence Message to Japanese Workers

(12.01.2014) Dear class brothers and sisters. We have heard that 5 workers have died and 17 workers were injured in an explosion in Mitsubishi plant in Yokkaichi. As UİD-DER we extend our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and to the Japanese working class. And we wish a quick...

Workers’ Organisations and Class Friends from Different Countries Were With Us

(25.12.2013) UID-DER’s campaign on work accidents (Work Accidents are not Destiny, Stop Workers Dying of Work Accidents) has been finalised with a large meeting. The meeting “Forward to Struggle and Solidarity against Work Accidents!” was held in Petrol-İş (Oil, Chemistry and Tyre Workers’ Union) Hall. Among...

Workers Called Out: “Forward to Struggle and Solidarity against Work Accidents!”

(23.12.2013) The event “Forward to struggle and Solidarity against Wok Accidents” organised by UID-DER in Oil, Chemistry and Tyre Workers’ Union (Petrol-İş) Hall was participated by hundreds of workers from various cities and towns. Workers from working-class neighbourhoods of Adana, Mersin, Ankara, Zonguldak...

Our Solidarity Message to the Outsourced Workers at University of London

(20.12.2013) Dear class brothers and sisters,...

International Solidarity Messages to UİD-DER

(18.12.2013) Dear brothers and sisters of UID-DER! Doro-Chiba sends you a heartfelt message. With UID-DER, we have long been developing a close international solidarity as a railway workers union fighting against neoliberal offensive. We earnestly wish a great success of your rally to organize an all-out...

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What is UİD-DER and What Does It Stand For?

(23.12.2009) Our Association of International Workers Solidarity, UİD-DER, has been founded in June 2006 by Workers Self-Education Groups (WSEG) which have been active in different industries such as metal, textile,...