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Shahrokh Zamani transferred to Rejai Shahr prison’s infirmary

(23.04.2014) After 44 days on hunger strike Shahrokh Zamani’s physical condition deteriorated further and he was transferred to the infirmary of Rejai Shahr prison in Karaj on April 20. Since he has lost 22kg, one of Shahrokh’s former fellow prisoners at first did not recognise him and was shocked to see him...

To Trade Unions, Organizations, Political Parties and All Supporters of Working Class All Over the World!

(15.04.2014) Shahrokh Zamani, a member of “House-Painter workers union”, who is currently serving an 11 years prison sentences, he transferred to Gohardast prison in city Karj the ward, where the political prisoners are...

A report about the situation in Ghezelhesar Prison in Karaj

(12.04.2014) Ghezel Hesar prison is the largest state prison in Iran. As of 2011 it was holding about 20,000 prisoners, of which 13,000 were held on drug-related charges – said to be four times its planned capacity. It is located in the city of Karaj, 20 km northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran.

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...

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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,...