We reported last week that Sadegh Amiri, a member of the Committee in Pursuit of Free Labour Organisations in Iran, and Parviz Salarvand, a worker at the Iran Khodro car plant had been arrested and launched an appeal for their release. We have just received the good news that Sadegh Amiri has been freed. A bail of £50,000 has been set but he is out for now. So please take account of this when getting people to sign the petition and take his name out of the five demands at bottom. We are amending the text on this site accordingly. But don’t let up the pressure. Parviz Salarvand is still being held and we still need to demand justice for the workers who suffered a brutal attack on the part of the Islamic Labour Council.

We reported last week that Sadegh Amiri, a member of the Committee in Pursuit of Free Labour Organisations in Iran, and Parviz Salarvand, a worker at the Iran Khodro car plant had been arrested and launched an appeal for their release. We have just received the good news that Sadegh Amiri has been freed. A bail of £50,000 has been set but he is out for now. So please take account of this when getting people to sign the petition and take his name out of the five demands at bottom. We are amending the text on this site accordingly. But don’t let up the pressure. Parviz Salarvand is still being held and we still need to demand justice for the workers who suffered a brutal attack on the part of the Islamic Labour Council.

A group of exiled Iranian workers in Switzerland and the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran branch in Switzerland are organising a picket outside the International Labour Organization annual conference in Geneva. We call on all trade unionists, labour and socialist activists throughout the world to make their protest known to their local ILO office on 14 June. Please hand a copy of this letter to the office and ask them to pass it on to ILO Headquarters.

A group of exiled Iranian workers in Switzerland and the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran branch in Switzerland are organising a picket outside the International Labour Organization annual conference in Geneva. We call on all trade unionists, labour and socialist activists throughout the world to make their protest known to their local ILO office on 14 June. Please hand a copy of this letter to the office and ask them to pass it on to ILO Headquarters.

An extremely important appeal from Pakistan.  Please read and distribute as widely as possible, especially in the trade unions.  URGENT ACTION REQUIRED!!!

An extremely important appeal from Pakistan.  Please read and distribute as widely as possible, especially in the trade unions.  URGENT ACTION REQUIRED!!!

This is a report we have received of the most recent activities of the Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign. These comrades are working under the most difficult conditions and deserve our support and solidarity. We have now set up a facility to make on-line credit card donations.

We are appealing to you to help us in the campaign for the release of workers' leaders arrested on May Day in Pakistan. As you will be aware, a military dictatorship is presently in power in Pakistan. This military junta has tried to portray itself as a "soft" and only mildly repressive regime. They prefer to present themselves in this way in order to divert attention away from its repressive measures. On May Day of this year its true colours were shown. Workers and trade union leaders all over Pakistan were arrested for taking part in May Day rallies. Some have since been released, but many are still being held. Below we are sending you a report we received from the PTUDC (Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign) in Pakistan. Although many were arrested, we have the definite names of six workers' leaders, which you can see in the following reports.

We are appealing to you to help us in the campaign for the release of workers' leaders arrested on May Day in Pakistan. As you will be aware, a military dictatorship is presently in power in Pakistan. This military junta has tried to portray itself as a "soft" and only mildly repressive regime. They prefer to present themselves in this way in order to divert attention away from its repressive measures. On May Day of this year its true colours were shown. Workers and trade union leaders all over Pakistan were arrested for taking part in May Day rallies. Some have since been released, but many are still being held. Below we are sending you a report we received from the PTUDC (Pakistan Trade Union Defence Campaign) in Pakistan. Although many were arrested, we have the definite names of six workers' leaders, which you can see in the following reports.

The latest news we have from Pakistan about the trade union activists arrested on May Day is that all the comrades with the exception of two in Pashawar have been released on bail. The comrades in Peshawar are still being held, but pressure is being put on the authorities. Our campaign must now continue until ALL the arrested comrades are released. We are publishing a selection of the protest letters we have received.