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Continued strikes, protests by workers in Iran

Workers in the Assaluyeh Oil Company are protesting job difficulties
Workers in the Assaluyeh Oil Company are protesting job difficulties

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, November 11, 2020—On Sunday, November 8, municipal workers in the city of Nikshahr in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast Iran, held a rally protesting their four-month overdue wages.

“In these financial circumstances and due to the widespread coronavirus pandemic, having our wages delayed makes life very difficult,” the protesting workers said.

“In such a situation our families are facing many difficulties and we will not be able to provide our basic needs,” they added.

On the same day, a group of contract workers in the Assaluyeh Oil Company of Bushehr province, southern Iran, held a rally protesting job difficulties.

“Under an agreement reached after widespread strikes by Iran’s oil industry workers last August, employers must provide workers with a copy of the contract. However, contrary to this agreement, the employers force the workers to sign the contract in the last month,” the protesting workers said.

Workers of the Taghdis Porcelain Company demanded their delayed paychecks

Workers of the Taghdis Porcelain Company demanded their delayed paychecks

 

On Sunday, November 8, workers of the Taghdis Porcelain Company in the city of Gonabad in Razavi Khorasan province, east of Iran, held a rally protesting their four-month overdue wages.

It is worth noting that following the workers’ protests, the regime’s governor in the city of Gonabad, head of the local Intelligence Department, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) commander and commander of the regime's State Security Force (SSF) held three meetings with the workers. However, the workers' problems remained unsolved.

“During these meetings, the workers’ representative was denied attendance and all three meetings were held without the presence of the workers' representative,” the protesting workers said.

Merchants in the city of Naqadeh, western Iran, rallied on Sunday, November 8, protesting the economic recession caused by Covid-19 and the closure of their shops.

Protest in the city of Nagadeh, western Iran

Protest in the city of Nagadeh, western Iran

A group of university graduates held a protest rally in the city of Behbahan, southwest Iran on Monday. The graduates were interviewed at the Bid Boland refinery, only to see refinery officials refuse to hire them.

The reason for not hiring these people is discrimination and negligence, as well as rent and lobbying by officials in the hiring process.

On Tuesday, November 10, the workers of Pars Switch Company in the city of Zanjan, northwest Iran, went on strike protesting the company’s transfer to the private sector, the lack of job security, the company’s officials’ hollow promises. These workers have held such protests many times since March.