The workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group (INSIG) have been on strike since November 10th. Today, the 31st day of their strike, they protested outside the office of Ayatollah Khamenei’s representative in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province. It is 23rd day that they have been protesting in outside government buildings as part of their strike and protests.
Many of the steelworkers wore shrouds to indicate that they were willing to die to realise their demands!
Just in 2018 the steelworkers have been on strike and have held street protests in February, March, June and August. Their demands include payment of their back wages. The Iranian regime has dealt with them very harshly: beating them up, arresting and jailing more than forty.
All that Iran’s workers can rely on is their own united struggle and the class solidarity of workers in other countries. We call on all trade unionists, socialists and human rights activists to support the many strikes and workers’ struggles in Iran. We are calling on all trade unionists and labour activists to show class solidarity with their Iranian sisters and brothers by any means at their disposal. International solidarity can definitely contribute to Iran’s workers winning strikes and struggles. Help us support the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane and Iran National Steel workers’ strikes and other struggles that will ultimately lead to a general strike in Iran.
Free all jailed workers and activists!
Long live international workers’ solidarity!
Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign
10 December 2018