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Archive for 30. November 2010

Londoner Bullen kündigen mehrstündigen Kessel an

Posted by entdinglichung - 30. November 2010

aus dem Liveticker des aktuellen Guardians zu den heutigen SchülerInnen- und Studiprotesten in Britannien:

„I’ve just arrived into Charing Cross with a number of students. We were approached by police officers who asked if we were attending the protest. They then warned that the protest might go on longer than expected. Even if we wanted to leave, we might not be able to. I asked them if this meant there was going to be a kettle and they replied that „they knew what that meant, they couldn’t be explicit, but this was one of the tactics that the police had in consideration for the day.
They then wished us good luck.“


„They had agreed with police that the demonstration would finish at 3pm but interestingly some of the shopkeepers around Parliament Square say they have been told by the police that the students will be „held“ there until 6pm.“

ansonsten streikte gestern auch die Londoner U-Bahn

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Eine Diskussionsveranstaltung der CPGB:

Posted by entdinglichung - 30. November 2010

gefunden auf deren Webseite:

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Iranische GewerkschafterInnen zur geplanten Novellierung des Arbeitsgesetzes

Posted by entdinglichung - 30. November 2010

Gefunden auf iran labor report, eine besondere Leseempfehlung an alle, die immer noch denken, dass das Ahmadinejad-Regime irgendwie „sozial“ sei oder „die kleinen Leute“ vertrete:

Amendments to the Labor Law or Destroying the Workers Gains

Vahed unionists and metalworkers have issued a joint statement on the recent amendments to the labor law being discussed in the Iranian Parliament. Below is an excerpt of the joint statement.

We workers think the labor law should be defending the working people and not the powerful…The workers do not have any other means at their disposal but to resort to the labor law and the (country’s) constitution to repeal the owners’ offensive. That is why we oppose the ruinous prescriptions put forward by IMF and WTO aimed at weakening the national economy. What prompted us to issue this communique for the attention of the other workers is the occasion of the parliament’s closed session for the purpose of amending the labor law. We declare that:

1. There are no mentions of the labor unions in article six of the labor law amendments being discussed while in the point 101 in the fourth development plan promises on the freedom of association of the independent labor organizations were made to ILO in accordance with the covenants 87 and 98. In the current changes, even the role of Islamic councils has been diluted to the level of an ineffectual entity as a passive bystander. The initiators of these changes have rehashed the infamous article 33 of the anti-labor law in force under the Shah. In the process, they have given the management more leverage than anytime under the Shah to fire workers. This is a violation of the preamble to the Constitution, especially the section that talks about “bestowing the people the right to forge their own destiny”.

2. In the amendments to the labor law, there are multiple references to “agreements between the workers and the management for reducing investment costs”. How is it possible for the management which does enjoy all the right and prerogatives, and the working class with absolutely no legal means including trade union rights, to negotiate on equal terms such issues as wages, benefits and other welfare-related issues? Eliminating collective bargaining and minimum wages are among other proposed changes to the labor law, and these are against the 12th paragraph of the third article in the constitution.

3. In the amendments to the labor law, in order to reduce the costs of production and the services, the minimum unemployment benefits have been reduced to two years and the net amounts cut in half and there are even talks of annulling the mandatory unemployment benefits. Is this not the beginning of the total annulment of the 29th article in the constitution?

4. In the amendments to the labor law, there are discussions about improvements to the temporary contracts. The working class believes that the temporary contracts should be abolished altogether and not improved. The amendments go even further and talk about daily and even hourly contracts which is nothing but pure slavery and a return to the 18th century

The drafters of this amendment have not even bothered to take a look at the first and second paragraphs of the 43rd article in the constitution and have deliberately ignored the law.

5. In the amendments, to facilitate investment, plants with less than 200 workers have been exempted from the law, a complement to the December 2, 1999 directive by the labor ministry to exempt workshops with less than 5 workers and the espical trade zones form the law, throwing 2,800,000 workers outside the labor law’s jurisdiction.
A step in annulment of the 19 and 20th articles in the constitution and the dissolving of the inspection division in the labor ministry which would end oversight over the management’s activities.

In our country, there are intimations of destroying altogether the Social Services Organization as well as consumer and housing cooperatives in order to induce peace of mind for the (largely government-appointed) management and the parasitical merchants. And through uncontrolled imports, the industrial foundations of the country are being undermined.

The workers the world over and especially in Iran will not accept such anti-labor initiatives. While in the media in our country the strikes and protests in France, Greece, and England are portrayed as responses to injustice in those countries, unfortunately, in our country, the protests by the workers at Vahed Bus company, Babolsar carpet factory, Alborz Tires, and Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane company are responded with severe clampdowns. Our union activists and workers are put in prison for months because of seeking justice, protesting months of back wages and the erosion of their rights.

Brothers and Sisters!

We will not allow the gains won through one hundred year bloody fights of our fathers to be taken away by the recommendations from the international quarters and the offensive of the local parasitic merchants. Thirty years of neglect of the workers rights and the constitution is enough.

A progressive law supporting workers, extending social benefits, fighting poverty and neglect, providing the means to sustain family life, providing opportunities for political, social, and intellectual growth, participation in the leadership of the country, and preventing foreign domination of the economy (all stated in the constitution) are among our constitutional and inalienable rights which we are so demanding.


Undoubtedly our demands are not easy to realize but our solidarity and will and the bright experience of the older generation of the workers are at our hand. Our decision and will shall bring a clear future for our children. Our decisions are momentous.

Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Workers Syndicate
Inaugural Committee of the Metal Workers Union

November 2010

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