Sunday, 21 June 2009

Iran Khodro—strike declaration

Protest strike declared in IranKhodro, the biggest car plant in Iran:

We declare our solidarity with the movement of the people of Iran.

Autoworker, Fellow Laborers (Laborer Friends): What we witness today, is an insult to the intelligence of the people, and disregard for their votes, the trampling of the principles of the Constitution by the government. It is our duty to join this people's movement.

We the workers of Iran Khodro, Thursday 28/3/88 [Iranian calendar] in each working shift will stop working for half an hour to protest the suppression of students, workers, women, and the Constitution and declare our solidarity with the movement of the people of Iran.

The morning and afternoon shifts from 10 to 10:30. The night shift from 3 to 3:30.

Labourers of IranKhodro


Hossam said...

The only source for the news about this strike up till now are emails and forwards from Western activists. I can't find anything about it here:
which is usually the best source on Iranian labor activism.
Can u please provide more info?

Lebanese Socialist said...

I will try and confirm this over the next few days.... At the moment everything is running on rumour.

David Karvala said...

The source quoted has a link to what I assume is an Iranian site

Meanwhile, the IWSN site has a report from a few weeks back about a victorious economic strike at the Iran Khodro plant ( ) which could be an example of what Rosa Luxemburg was saying more than 100 years ago, of how economic and political struggles can reinforce eachother.

In any case, it's something to watch.