A report on
“the fifth general assembly of
Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations
The fifth general assembly of the Coordinating Committee to Help
Form Workers’ Organizations was carried out in April, 2011. First of all, the participants selected
new executive committee and afterward a few subjects were chosen for
debating in that meeting.
The participators addressed the following issues:
The former executive committee’s report
Report of the inspectors of the fourth general assembly
Report of the director of financial affairs
to the constitution
Here are highlights of the
executive committee’s report to annual general assembly of the
coordinating committee to help form workers’ organizations
“Dear coordinating committee’s members, friends and honorable
…. Today, we’re seeing this reality that the capitalist system
has been facing a severe economic, political and social crisis. Today,
unemployment, poverty, addiction, corruption, terrorism, war,
petrifaction, injustice, and more disasters have been expended around the
world. That which is too clear, the capitalist states never can solve
these problems of the human societies or change this difficult condition
because all of them are heedless and incapable.
The executive committee’ report also declares: “We support
oppressed people of the North Africa and the Middle East. We defend
struggles and uprisings of the working class and the oppressed of the
The executive committee’ report emphasizes that when the
coordinating committee to help form workers’ organization entered a new
term of its activities, all of us saw that the Iranian labor movement was
still fighting against capitalists and their defenders to goal of
reaching its demands. In this period, we saw how the Iranian labors’
strikes and protests were met the government’s attacks, and how many of
labor activists were arrested and persecuted by the ruling capitalist
establishment. As well, we saw that a number of the coordinating
committee’s members were prosecuted and put in jail in the past months.
From the beginning, the coordinating committee’s plan of practice
was emphasized on inserted aims of the constitution. The Coordinating
Committee paid more attention on its activities for forming workers’
organizations and ensuring that labour organizing becomes a priority of
all members of the coordinating Committee. For this reason, is operations
and activities were on the basis of the coordinating committee’s main
focus inside the Iranian labor movement.”
The coordinating committee has done the following activities in
the past two years:
Active involvement and disseminating information on labour
actions and protests.
Reporting on arrests and imprisonment of labour activists
Active involvement in the fundraising campaigns in support of
arrested the imprisoned members of Haft Tapeh Workers’ Syndicate.
Organizing outings in support of jailed workers, which
unfortunately ended up with the arrests of a number of participants but
raised solidarity Morale.
Participating at the international labour day of the 2010, and issuing a
joint statement with other independent labour formations.
Issuing many statements and position papers on various issues affecting
working class, including wages and wage arrears, subsidies, solidarity
and so on.
The coordinating committee has been refocusing its websites on key
workers’ issues and struggles.
In this period, we have been trying to increase knowledge of this
committee’s members about its goal and objectives as an independent open
According to the fourth general assembly’s decision, we asked the
ministry of labor to register the coordinating committee. This request
was failed, and we wrote a protest letter to the Ministry and filed a
complaint with the ILO.
10- The coordinating committee
issued a statement for the international woman day in March 2011 which
was used by its members as a frame of reference in their related