The New York trade union whose workers brought the city's public transport system to a halt last December has been fined $2.5m by the State Supreme Court for the illegal strike.
Mansoor Hayat Gheibi, one of the leaders of the Tehran Bus Workers Union was released yesterday following a hunger strike that started last week.
The Iranian government also has an internal crisis on its hands. The country's high level of poverty has triggered a series of intense social struggles.
With pay stagnating and conditions under constant review by management bus workers in the Midlands have voted three to one in favour of industrial action.
Workers at 21 road haulage firms, 56 bus companies and ten warehouse terminals are to go on indefinite strike in Finland from Sunday, 6pm.
The following letter, addressing world labour organisations, was issued in Tehran on Monday by the Tehran bus workers’ union Syndica Vahed.
A demonstration will be held tomorrow evening in support of the arrested Iranian bus drivers who've been striking since the end of last month.
The latest attack on workers' rights around the world is now hitting the people who make public transportation possible in many of the world's metro areas.
In Stockholm, Gothenburg and Helsinki, commuters are taking the initiative in the fight for decent, free public transportation.