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15 June
All 8 members of the Metal workers and Mechanics Union are released on bail.

ICEM supports the Action Day on 26 June.

11 June
The ITUC releases its annual survey of violations of trade union rights for 2008, reporting that in 2008 hundreds of workers in Iran have been arrested for supporting the right to organise or participating in legitimate trade union activities or labour gatherings.

10 June
Alireza Saghafy and Mohsen Saghafy are released on bail. They were arrested last month on 1 May in Tehran at Laleh Park.

7 June
Shapour Ehsani, Asadolah Pour Farhad, Jeveh Javaheri and Mohammad Asharafi are released. They were arrested on May Day for taking part in a rally in Tehran. Jeveh Javaheri was the last remaining female prisoner.

Three people detained on 2 June after protesting in front of the revolutionary court are also released. They are family members of Shapour Ehsani and Mohammad Asharafi.

5 June
Amnesty International endorses the Action Day on 26 June.

4 June
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) adopts a resolution at its Congress in Brisbane supporting the Global Solidarity Action Day on 26 June and calling its Government to raise the violation of workers’ rights directly with the Iranian authorities >>


The Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Sherkat-e Vahed) was formed in 1968 but was disbanded by the authorities in the early 1980s. Instead, a Workers’ House and Islamic Labour Council were formed by the government and the company. In 2003, activists began to re-establish their independent union. 

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