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Iran: Protests continue in several cities

Protests in different Iranian cities
Protests in different Iranian cities

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 11, 2021—On Monday, May 10, Sepahan Cement employees held a rally protesting delayed paychecks and special bonus. The workers are also protesting the company’s security guards constantly threatening to dismiss them.

After the factory’s opening, the employees’ job bonus and productivity were paid continuously. But since the Ghadir Holding, which belongs to the Revolutionary Guards, took ownership of Sepahan Cement, all the benefits of the employees have been cut off.

On May 11, teachers from many cities across Iran held a rally in front of the Majlis for the third consecutive day, protesting the Ministry of Education’s refusal to employ them.

It is worth noting that these about 25,000 teachers have passed the employment test and the ministry of education must provide them with employment but refuses to do so.

On Monday, May 10, oil industry workers held a rally in front of the Majlis (parliament) demanding their rights. These workers are demanding higher wages. Oil industry retirees have also announced their intention to join the rally. Workers and employees who could not go to Tehran expressed their support the May 10 rally in front of the parliament.

At the same time, a group of oil workers gathered in front of the National Oil Company in the city of Ahvaz. These workers could not participate in Tehran rally.