Joint Statement By 3 Iranian Unions

In a joint statement to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations coinciding with the fourth anniversary of the international solidarity movement with the imprisoned workers of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company, that union and the Syndicate of Workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company and Free Union of Workers in Iran have presented Iranian workers’ most urgent and most basic demands at the present time:

Abolishment of executions, immediate and unconditional release of labour activists and all other social movements activists from jails,

Rescinding all charges against labour movement arrestees,

Immediate and unconditional freedom in formation of labour unions, without the need to have permission from managements, compliance with all labour related international conventions, eradication of all non-labour establishments from working environments, and to prosecute the suppressors and deniers of workers’ human rights,

Unconditional rights to have strike, protest, and freedom of speech,

Complete equality between men and women at work and in all other aspects of social, economical and family lives,

Total abolishment of child labour and providing educational and medical environment for all children.