Iran unionists in jail global solidarity day - Melbourne, Canberra, Wellington NZ + beyond

In Melbourne outside Parliament train station approximately 1,000 leaflets were distributed in solidarity with jailed unionists in Iran from 7:30am to 9am on Friday 26 June
More information: Victor Moore, Rail, Tram & Bus Union 0475 512 494
source AAWL on 3CR's 9am Saturday's Asia Pacific Currents radio show interview Saturday June 27th

MUA members and officials joined around 300 unionists, workers and members of the Australian Iranian community outside the Iranian Embassy
25 Culgoa Circuit O'Malley 12 noon Friday 26 June in Canberra, protesting against the repression of workers' rights in Iran.
Watch the video by MUA film maker and waterside worker COOPER SILK

VIDEO of first action of the day of Global Solidarity
NZ ITF unions at the protest rallyn outside the Iranian Embassy In Wellington NZ

More regions and action see:

Iran news on Labour Start

Mehdi Kouhestaninejad - currently responsible for worker and union affairs in the Middle East and Asia through the International Department of the Canadian Labour Congress. " The destabilization of Iran is not coming from outside forces"


International students need to organise!
While it can be difficult to organise your workplace when you are an international student, it is not impossible! UNITE members are campaigning hard to have the 20 hour work restriction abolished. UNITE international student members have won back pay and improved wages for international students by working together and fighting back against exploitative bosses. By organising international students into fighting unions with other workers, we can force employers to improve conditions for international student workers. If you would like to be sent a number of these leaflets to handout or circulate, contact UNITE on 03 9328 1555 or email the office.