A victory for the workers of Iran Khodro
On the eve of the Iranian New Year [21 March] the job classification system, one of the workers' demands in this company, was officially implemented. Its coming into effect raises the company's workers' wages by about 10 percent. We congratulate the workers of Iran Khodro on this victory.
A happy New Year, forward to more victories!
Dear friends and workmates
The implementation of the job classification system was undoubtedly the result of our struggles. We congratulate all of our workers and see this as a step forward on the road to a better life and this victory once again proves that as long as there is struggle there is also victory.
We, who are on the eve of the New Year, owe this victory to all the workers, labour activists and international unity and solidarity, which by supporting our struggles did not abandon us for a moment.
We dedicate this victory to all the workers of Iran, from the workers of Shahoo Textiles [in Kurdistan] to the textile workers of Kashan, the shipbuilding workers of Sadra and Mahshahr, and all the workers who in various corners of this country have not received any wages for months, but have still not given up the struggle for a better life.
We dedicate this victory to the honourable workers of the Vahed Bus Company and their families, who with their struggle became a bright candle lighting up the road of workers' struggles.
We dedicate this victory to Mr Ossanlou and his honourable family and to Afshin Bahrami, our dear workmate who has been arrested on the charge of supporting the Vahed workers. We ask all our friends not to forget the workers of the Vahed Company during the New Year festivities, or in the New Year, and to help them in any way they can.
A happy New Year to all workers
Long live the struggles of workers for a better life
Long live the unity and solidarity of workers
A group of Iran Khodro Company workers
18 March 2006
Received from Workers' Action Committee (Iran)
Translated by: Iranian Workers' Solidarity Network