From the TUC

Take action in solidarity with Iranian trade unionist Mansour Osanloo

12 Sep 2009, By

There are rather too many candidates for ‘the bravest trade unionist I know’ – frankly I wish our brothers and sisters had less opportunity to bid for the title. But one of them is Mansour Osanloo, the jailed leader of the bus workers union in Tehran, Iran, and he needs your help.

Mansour has been in jail for over two years now (he was seized shortly after visiting the TUC, ITF and ITUC), and his health is deteriorating – in particular he needs urgent medical attention to his eye to save his sight. Amnesty International, who consider him a prisoner of conscience, have put out an Urgent Action cdall so that you can take action on line. See more about the general situation facing Iranian workers at the Justice for Iranian workers website.

Please do. Not just because an injruy to one of us is an injury to all of us, or out of common human decency. But also because if we protest when one of our own is in trouble, our opponents will think twice before doing it again, and if we can stop them doing what they are doing, we are building stronger unions.