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Archive for 23. Januar 2010

Film: „Ernest Mandel: A Revolutionary Life“ (2005)

Posted by entdinglichung - 23. Januar 2010

Ein Dokumentarfilm von Chris Den Hond von 2005 über Ernest Mandel in 10 Teilen

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Aufruf des „Ad Hoc-Rates der StahlarbeiterInnen Isfahan“

Posted by entdinglichung - 23. Januar 2010

Quelle: Iran Labor Report … in diesem zusammenhang sei auch noch auf eine aktuelle Soli-Kampgne von IASWI hingewiesen:

As the escalating economic crisis is eroding the workers living standards and as the government of Mahmood Ahmadinejad is preparing to implement its draconian Subsidies Rationalization Law, the pace of resistance by workers is showing unmistakable signs of an upsurge. We are clearly witnessing the rebirth of the labor movement in Iran after nearly 25 years. Below is the text of a statement by a labor group in the Isfahan Steel Company, one of the country’s largest, which was issued last Sunday, January 17. The translation has been provided by Network of Iranian Labor Unions (NILU). It has to be noted that these workers are operating in complete secrecy and at a considerable risk to themselves. Iran Labor Report will continue reporting on such activities in the weeks and months to come as they are unfolding.

A Better Life is Every Worker’s Right

The Isfahan Steel Company (ISC) has been one of the largest industrial enterprises in all Iran. Nevertheless, despite many small and large efforts by workers throughout the years to improve their working condition, they have been strenuously deprived of the right to have a workers-led organization of their own to defend their rights and just demands.

In this connection, faced with an uncertain future and generally worsening conditions, and mindful of the crushing weight of the economic crisis on the workers’ shoulders, we, a group of ISC workers, have decided to form the “Ad Hoc Council of the Isfahan Steel Workers”,whose mission it is to unify the workers’ ranks and defend their rights.

Clearly, since the Council has commenced its work under conditions of underground activity and its members are by necessity not openly elected by the rank and file, it has decided to qualify itself as ad hoc. However, the Council pledges to have an open and free election encompassing the entire labor force the moment conditions allow for open activity. Up until that day, the Council, as the only existing representative of the ISC labor, will spare no effort to defend each and every worker’s right, while keeping everyone informed of its deliberations with periodic statements.

The Council’s guidelines, general outlook and positions are as follows:

1.) The Council believes that all workers should be seen on equal footing and that blatant and/or subtle discrimination among the workers between the permanent and the temporary or subcontracted workers are artificial divisions created not by the workers themselves but by the country’s decision-makers. These people are the ones responsible for these problems and they are the ones who must answer for them. As a result, the Council believes that the discriminatory policies serve the express purpose of dividing the workers’ ranks.

2.) The Council is of the opinion that strikes are an inalienable right of every worker. Under conditions where some workers have not been paid in well over 6 or 8 months, strikes are the only weapon in their hands. The Council states its unconditional solidarity with the courageous workers at Shoja Ehia Gostaran Espadan, Nasooz Azar, Isargaran Hadid, Nasir Bonyad, and all the other enterprises where strikes have taken place.

3.) The Council would like to alert all permanent workers against the danger of decisions by management to delay or forgo the payment of their due wages, overtime pay and bonuses. In that event, the Council urges all workers to resort to hunger strike, “white strike” (such as slow-downs or limited disruption in production line) and finally a full strike as both defensible and legitimate initiatives.

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