T he lack of free and independent labour organizations, and the lack of the right to strike in Iran, have created great obstacles for workers in their struggles for the realization of their rights and demands. The working class in Iran needs the international support of the workers and their organizations in other parts of the world in its struggle.
The International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI) is formed with the following objectives:
- To support workers’ struggle in Iran for better working conditions and living standards;
- To advocate for workers’ movement demands in Iran, including the right to organize free and independent labour organizations and the right to strike;
- To strive for an absolute end to the systematic repression, persecution, imprisonment, torture, assassination and execution of labour activists and political opponents in Iran;
- To promote the implementation and enforcement of internationally recognized human and workers’ rights and freedoms for all people in Iran.