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Reza Shahabi Beaten While On Hunger Strike!

(17.06.2014) Reza Shahabi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Trade Union of the Tehran Vahed Bus Company, began his hunger strike after he was transferred from ward 350 of Evin to Rajai Shahr prison along with six other prisoners, on June 1. Today, while being taken to the infirmary of Rejai Shahr...

A Massive Event by UID-DER in Commemoration of the Great Workers’ Resistance of 15-16 June 1970

(16.06.2014) In its 8th anniversary of founding, UID-DER held a mass event in commemoration of the great workers’ resistance on 15-16 June 1970. Thousands of working class people participated in the event held in Kartal Square, Istanbul, on 15 June evening. The participants were carried away with working...

We Support the Call of the Brazilian Workers!

(10.06.2014) We, the workers and workers’ representatives who are arrested by Islamic Republic for our activities for establishment of independent workers organizations, and imprisoned based on false charges, are well aware of the actions of the capitalist states’ constant attacks against the workers and...

In Response to Call of Workers’ Unions of Brazil

(11.06.2014) Militant, Conscious and striking workers in Brazil
Committed and responsible workers’ unions of workers’ movement in Brazil
The syndicates of education, health, farming and housing

Campaigning for safety at work

(16.06.2014) Our Turkish comrades in UID-DER have recently sent us two copies of a new DVD. The DVD, “Forward to struggle and solidarity against work accidents!” is a documentation of a campaign they are running. This video footage offers insight into important and vibrant campaign that aims to educate...

A Workers’ May Day in Turkey

(23.05.2014) On May Day tens of thousands of workers in many towns and cities across Turkey voiced their demands and anger against capital and the AKP government, as a manifestation of undying tradition of May Day despite all repression and bans. However in Istanbul, the heartland of the working class in...

Soma Mine Tragedy: IWSN Message to UID-DER

(15.05.2014) To our dear class brothers and sisters of UID-DER. The tragic events of the past few days have shown us clearly, and in the most heart-rending way, how important the UID-DER campaign publicising workplace accidents is. The totally unnecessary death of 282 miners (so far) in Soma is a direct...

Soma Mine Disaster: Massacre at Work!

(17.05.2014) On 13 May capitalist system of exploitation has taken lives of around 300 workers in a coal mine “accident” in Soma, a town in western Turkey. There are unknown number of workers still trapped in the mine. This is the biggest massacre of workers in the form of “work accident” in the history of...

May Day Message from IWSN

(02.05.2014) Our dear class brothers and sisters in Turkey, Our fellow labour activists in UID-DER, For a fourth year most Iranian workers have been unable to hold any public meetings or demonstrations celebrating May Day, International Workers' Day. Even the pro-regime Labour House was not given a permit to...

Shahrokh Zamani Ends His Hunger Strike After 47 Days

(30.04.2014) At 11am today, Wednesday April 23 2014, Shahrokh Zamani talked to his mother on the phone for the first time since she left hospital. After exchanging greetings Ms Zarin Nejati told Shahrokh of the message from workers’ organisations and his family and friends.

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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,...