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Four global union organisations representing over 170 million workers have called a worldwide action day on June 26 to demand justice for Iranian workers. Demonstrations will take place outside Iranian embassies and consulates to protest the ongoing denial of rights and arrests of trade unionists within the country.

The ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation), EI (Education International), ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations) are forming a coalition for the event, which is the latest move in an ongoing campaign to secure justice and trade union rights inside Iran. Amnesty International has backed this campaign. They are calling for:

*     The immediate and unconditional release of all imprisoned trade unionists including Mansour Osanloo, Ebrahim Madadi and Farzad Kamangar;

*     Unconditional recognition of all independent workers’ organisations in Iran and reinstatement of workers who have been disadvantaged as a result 
       of their support for these organisations;

*     Ratification of core ILO Conventions on freedom of association and the right to collective bargain by the Iranian government;

*     Conclusion of collective bargaining agreements between the independent unions and the relevant employers.



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