Global Action Day - 6 March 2008
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On 6 March 2008, hundreds and thousands of trade unionists and human rights activists in towns and cities across the world took part in an Action Day to express our solidarity with the Iranian workers. Organised by the ITUC and ITF and fully endorsed by Amnesty International, participants in more than 35 countries called for an immmediate and unconditional release of Mansour Osanloo and Mahmoud Salehi, and demanded that workers' rights by respected in Iran.
Actions included protests at the Iranian Embassies, mass rallies, leafleting and lobbying the government. This is the third time that the Global Unions have organised a worldwide protest to promote workers' rights in Iran. As the joint statement by the ITUC, ITF and Amnesty International cites, "this will not be the end. Our message of solidarity with the Iranian workers is loud and clear. It will continue to resound until our objectives are achieved".
Click here to read the Breaking News released on 6 and 7 March as well as to view photos and video clips of the worldwide events >>