At least 500 workers of the Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex gathered in front of the entrance to the complex on August 19 to demand higher bonuses. Continue reading ‘Sarcheshmeh Copper workers demand higher bonuses’


On Sunday, August 9, contract workers in phases 20 and 21 of the Asaluyeh Special Economic Zone stopped work to hold a three-hour silent protest. The workers ended the stoppage after officials promised to pay their unpaid wages. Continue reading ‘Asaluyeh contract workers end stoppage after officials promise to pay wages’


The Arçelik LG factory in Gebze produces air conditioning units. It is a joint venture between Koç Holdings, the biggest capitalist conglomerate in Turkey, and South Korea’s LG. The workers of Arçelik LG have been heavily involved in the struggles of the Turkish metal workers for genuine and independent trade unions. The following is IWSN’S solidarity message to the sacked workers of Arçelik LG.

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On July 22 over 2000 teachers protested outside the Iranian regime’s ‘parliament’ on Baharestan Square. Over 100 were arrested after they were beaten by police.

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Workers in the Gulf port of Asaluyeh continue their protest for payment of their unpaid wages. Continue reading ‘Asaluyeh workers continue protest for payment of unpaid wages’


In its latest report the Statistical Centre of Iran says that the official unemployment rate has climbed up to 10.6 per cent.

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The industrial dispute of the 120 workers of Iran Barak, a wool mill in Rasht, reached its 42nd day today.

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