Iranian Teachers' Trade Association

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Iranian Teachers' Trade Association
2001 as Coordinating Council of Iranian Teacher Trade Associations (CCITTA)[1]
AffiliationEducation International (EI)
Key peopleEsmail Abdi
Soraya Darabi
Mohammad Habibi
Office locationTehran

Iranian Teachers' Trade Association (ITTA; Persian: کانون صنفی معلمان ایران‎) is a trade union of educators in Iran.[2] It is an affiliate of Education International[3] and Esmail Abdi serves as its secretary-general.[1]

In 2018 Mohammad Habibi, a member of the board of directors of ITTA-Tehran, was arrested following a gathering of the group and subsequently sentenced to ten and a half years in prison as well as 72 lashes.[4]

The group's leader, Esmail Abdi has been imprisoned in Evin prison since 2015[5]


  1. ^ a b "The ITUC Global Rights Index: Iran". International Trade Union Confederation. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  2. ^ Mohammed Pourabdollah (1 September 2015). "For Iranian teachers, another day, another rial". Al-Monitor. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Iran". Education International. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  4. ^ International, Education. "Iran: teacher trade unionist Mohammed Habibi sentenced to ten and a half years in prison". Education International. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  5. ^ "Free trade unionist on hunger strike". Retrieved 2019-04-06.