Widespread arrests, summons and sentencing of workers in different parts of the country in 2009 and the politics of imposed slavery and starvation of millions of worker families with the passing a bill to cut subsidies will now put the last nails in the coffin of the livelihood of the working class.
We the Liberties Union of Iranian Workers believe that the repression of enlightened workers - though part of the permanent politics of the ruling class to silence the worker class - to be inhuman. Inhuman in its political goals in our present circumstances and the vastness of its reach since the start of 2009. Inhuman in suppressing the workers more than ever, instilling fear among them and passing new bills to cut subsidies and bring about changes in work laws in order to continue the pillage and plunder of workers wages.
But the Iranian worker class with its glorious fights at Sherkate Vahd of Tehran, Haft Tappeh in Alborz, in the textile industry and hundreds of other work places has not been silent in recent years. Worker protests grow every day and this is how they have proven that in defending lives and livelihood they will not surrender to repression or fear, and this time as before the politics of suppression will not get the officials anywhere.
Haft Tappeh workers in defending their lives and livelihoods have been sentenced to prison. They have committed no crime other than protesting against delayed wages, living below the poverty line and standing against the destruction of Haft Tappeh’s wealth. They fearlessly attempted to create an independent organization to defend themselves and they deserve the most support from workers in every part of Iran.
The Liberties Union of Iranian Workers strongly condemns the prison sentences against Haft Tappeh workers and demands the unconditional and immediate repeal of these sentences and the freedom of union and public activists from prison. They ask their members and workers all over Iran for solidarity against this false imprisonment, through the organization of protests and extensive support in all aspects of these workers and their families to block the offensive attack of supporters of capitalism.
Long live labour solidarity!
Long live Haft Tappeh workers!
Liberties Union of Iranian workers