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Safa Rolling and Pipe Mills workers protest for a third day

(04.02.2015) Over 1,000 workers at the Safa Rolling and Pipe Mills in Saveh are continuing their protest for a third day. On the second day of the protest production at the plant was brought to a standstill. According to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), 26 lorry drivers who had brought raw materials for...

Solidarity Message from Doro-Chiba to Fighting Metal Workers and Workers of UİD-DER

(12.02.2015) Please find attached Doro-Chiba's solidarity message to your courageous struggle. We wholeheartedly support the decisive strike of United Metal Workers' Union (UMWU) and indignantly condemn the strike ban by the AKP government in the name of “disruption of national security”. It'd be great if you...

Metal Strike and the Government Ban

(10.02.2015) On January 29, thousands of metal workers started their strike against bosses’ union MESS (Union of Metal Industrialists). The strike was organised by Birleşik Metal-İş, which is a DİSK affiliate and involved 22 factories across Turkey. Birleşik Metal-İş is one of the three unions in metal...

Message from Doro-Chiba

(20.01.2015) Since the eruption of the world-worst nuclear disaster of Fukushima Dai-ichi triggered by the Earthquake on March 11, 2011, Doro-Chiba has been organizing a signature campaign to abolish all nuclear power plants on the earth, appealing to workers and labor unions all over the world. UID-DER is...

Hundreds of electricity and Iran Tyre workers protest against temporary contracts

(08.01.2014) Hundreds of electricity and Iran Tyre workers protest against temporary contracts outside regime’s ‘parliament’. Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) has reported that on Wednesday, January 7, about 500 workers of regional electricity companies from different parts of Iran gathered in Tehran to...

IWSN’s New Year Message to UİD-DER

(02.01.2015) As the 21st century progresses the gap between technological advances and their social benefits becomes wider and more apparent to an ever widening layer of workers. Profit, the sole purpose of development in capitalist society, is the cause of this disparity. For a very small minority it...

The Youth of the Working Class, Forward to Struggle in UİD-DER Ranks!

(03.01.2015) There are two fundamental social classes under capitalism: The working class and the bourgeoisie. And there are also children of these two classes. Children of the working class have their share of inequality and injustice that the capitalist order creates. The system of education is one of the...

UİD-DER’s New Year Message to IWSN

(01.01.2015) The year 2014 has passed under heavy attacks of the bourgeoisie directed at the working class all over the world. These attacks have been multiplied by imperialist wars. Especially in the Middle East in which we are placed, our class has come under these attacks in the harshest way, which are...

Iranian Labour Activist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh On Hunger Strike

(27.12.2014) The Iranian labour activist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a member of the Commitee to Pursue the Establisment of Workers’ Organisations and a children’s rights advocate, began hunger strike on December 3. He was sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment and has been incarcerated by the Iranian regime since...

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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,...