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از همه اتحادیهها در کشورهایی که دارای سفارت ایران هستند میخواهیم که یا با سفیر قرارملاقات بگذارند و یا یک راهپیمایی اعتراضی در خارج از سفارتخانه برگزار کنند. اگر در کشورتان سفارتخانه ایران وجود ندارد، میتوانید وزارت امور خارجه را انتخاب کنید، کنفرانس مطبوعاتی داشته باشید، امضاء یک بیانیه را سازماندهی کنید و هر اقدام عملی دیگری که مناسب باشد در این روز انجام دهید.
iran-emrooz.net | Sat, 11.02.2006, 7:21
فراخوان اتحادیه های آزاد کارگری
When: February 15, 2006 at 12pm
Where: Iranian Interest Section 2209 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, DC
On January 28, 2006, the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed), called a strike to protest the detention of union President Mansoor Osanloo and to demand that the government recognize their right to a union and to a collective bargaining agreement. In response, the government and public transportation company dispatched thousands of security and armed forces using tear gas, batons and threats to shoot the strikers. Hundreds have been arrested at their homes, including some spouses and children.
Managers at the Tehran Bus Company allegedly helped police identify hundreds of union sympathizers and on the eve of the called strike, police raided the homes of union leaders and activists, arresting workers, wives, and children. The two-year-old daughter of a union member bruised and cut her face when she was thrown into a patrol van. The next morning, as strikers arrived at the picket line, police rounded them up, using tear gas and batons and threatening to shoot the strikers. As many as 30 were hospitalized.
In response, the International labor and human rights communities have mounted a campaign for the release of the imprisoned workers and recognition of their union and their demands and the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) has designated Wednesday, February 15, 2006 as the International Day of Action on Iran.
“The right to be a member of a trade union and the right to organize an independent labor organization are fundamental worker rights, protected under the relevant Conventions of the International Labor Organization,” said AFL-CIO President John Sweeney in a strongly worded letter to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadjinejad. “The AFL-CIO strongly condemns the arrest of workers exercising their legitimate, internationally recognized trade union rights.”
The Vahed bus drivers’ union is appealing for support from the Iranian people and the international labor movement to:
Release Osanloo and the remaining prisoners
Recognize the union
Respect workers’ collective bargaining rights
Return all fired drivers to work unconditionally
Founded in 1968, the Vahed workers’ union was active for only ten years before government authorities disbanded it. The independent union resurfaced in 2005, but the government refused to accept its application for recognition. The bus company has withheld drivers’ wages and has fired, transferred, demoted, harassed, and interrogated union activists. Osanloo’s detention and the January 28 arrests are the latest in a series of escalating attacks that have included assaulting union leaders and torching the union office with Molotov cocktails.
Support courageous Iranian workers!
Join the AFL-CIO, Solidarity Center and the DC Metro Labor Council for a solidarity demonstration with striking bus drivers in Iran
When: February 15, 2006 at 12pm
Where: Iranian Interest Section 2209 Wisconsin
Avenue, Washington, DC
More info: Contact Cathy Feingold
On January 27, 2006, the Iranian government sent thousands of armed forces who used tear gas, batons, and even death threats against striking union members of the Tehran Bus Company. The workers were demanding their rights guaranteed under existing Iranian law. Hundreds of workers, including their wives and children were arrested and/or injured.
***The AFL-CIO will provide transportation that will leave from 1925 K St. NW Washington DC, 20010 at 11:40am. (Metro: Farragut North (red line) and Farragut West (orange/blue line)***
(iranian political online magazine)
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