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Workers and employees protest in various cities throughout Iran

Protests by workers of Haft Tappeh sugarcane company - July 2021
Protests by workers of Haft Tappeh sugarcane company - July 2021

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 27, 2021—The deprived workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Company continued their strike on Monday, July 26, for the 14th consecutive day in the city of Shush in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, southwest Iran.

The main demands raised by the protesting workers are:

- Immediate payment of their delayed paychecks and extension of their insurance booklets

- Their colleagues who have been expelled from their jobs be returned to work immediately

- All company officials involved in corruption be expelled from their posts

- Immediately returning all the embezzled money from the company to the workers

- General, fast, and free Covid-19 vaccination

Nurses and staff of Khomeini Hospital in the city of Karajn western Tehran, held a protest rally on Monday, July 26, demanding their delayed paychecks.

They chanted:

- Down with the dictator

- If one embezzlement is reduced, our problems will be solved

- We are fed up with the corruption

Retirees of the Iran’s state-run Broadcasting Organization held a protest rally in Tehran on Monday, seeking answer for their demands.

A banner they held read "How can we believe news coming from a media outlet that does not know the status of its employees?"

"90 percent of Iran Broadcasting Organization’s retirees are below the poverty line. Pay attention to our situation," another banner reads.

Meanwhile, in the city of Izeh, Khuzestan province, workers of the water and sewage company continued their strike for the third consecutive day following the officials’ refusal to pay their delayed paychecks.

38th day of strikes by oil sector workers

Mass strikes by oil sector workers, which began on June 19, entered its 38th day on Monday. The strike, which is affecting one of the vital sectors of Iran’s economy, has been expanding in the past days, with a growing number of workers from different companies joining the movement every day.

Since the beginning of the strike, the movement has expanded to 35 cities like Tehran, Arak, Assaluyeh, Ahwaz, Isfahan, Abadan, Mahshahr, Jask, etc, and several thousand workers have joined. Workers from more than 114 refineries and powerplant have joined the strike.