Islamic Labour Party

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Islamic Labour Party
Secretary-General Hossein Kamali
Spokesperson Mohammad Neyshabouri
Founded October 1998; 18 years ago (1998-10)[1]
Legalised January 24, 1999; 18 years ago (1999-01-24)[2]
Headquarters Tehran, Iran
Trade Union Worker House[3]
Religion Islam
National affiliation Council for Coordinating the Reforms Front[4]
Continental affiliation International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP)[5]
International affiliation None
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Tehran City Council
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The Islamic Labor Party (Persian: حزب اسلامی کار‎‎) is a reformist party in Iran and splinter group to the trade union Worker House.[3]

A supporter of Mohammad Khatami’s reform program,[3] it is reportedly based on a platform of socially oriented programs and "protecting the rights of the workers and laborers".[1]

The party has beed described as either "Islamic left"[6][7][8][9] or centrist[10] within Iranian political spectrum. It is also classified as associated with the "republican right" faction, which deals with a platform on modernization and economic growth rather than social justice, along with the Moderation and Development Party and the Executives of Construction Party.[11] The latter is considered a historic ally of the party.[1]

Notable members[edit]

From 1985 to 2001, the party members Abolghasem Sarhadizadeh and Hossein Kamali held office as the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.[3] Current Minister of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare, Ali Rabiei holds office since 2013 is also a member of the party. The party members have also been representatives of Parliament of Iran.[3]

Current officeholders[edit]

City Council


  1. ^ a b c Bill Samii (11 February 1999), Iran: New Political Party To Support Worker Rights, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, retrieved 15 May 2017 
  2. ^ "List of Legally Registered Parties in Iran". Khorasan Newspaper. Pars Times. July 30, 2000. p. 4. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Khani, Mohamamd Hassan (17 July 2012). "Political Parties in the Islamic Republic of Iran". Iran Review. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "واژه نامه جریان های فعال در انتخابات ریاست جمهوری ایران - BBC Persian" (in Persian). BBC Persian. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "The 4 th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political parties: List of Participating Political Parties and Observers" (PDF), International Conference of Asian Political Parties, 7 September 2006, retrieved 4 April 2017 
  6. ^ Rabasa, Angel; Waxman, Matthew; Larson, Eric V.; Marcum, Cheryl Y. (2004). The Muslim World After 9/11. Rand Corporation. p. 221. ISBN 9780833037558. 
  7. ^ Mohammad Ali Zandi. "Islamic Labor Party" (in Persian). Baqir al-Ulum Research Center. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Aras, Bulent (September 2001). "Transformation of the Iranian political system: Towards a new model?" (PDF). Middle East Review of International Affairs. 5 (3). 
  9. ^ Moghissi, Haideh; Rahnema, Saeed (2001). "The Working Class and The Islamic State in Iran". Socialist Register. 37: 197–218. 
  10. ^ "Guide: Iranian parliamentary elections". BBC World. Retrieved March 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ Mohseni, Payam (2016). "Factionalism, Privatization, and the Political economy of regime transformation". In Brumberg, Daniel; Farhi, Farideh. Power and Change in Iran: Politics of Contention and Conciliation. Indiana Series in Middle East Studies. Indiana University Press. p. 44.