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Iran: Protests by teachers, municipality workers

Kindergarten teachers rallying in Shushtar, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran
Kindergarten teachers rallying in Shushtar, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, Jane 3, 2019 - A group of kindergarten teachers rallied on Monday in different cities across Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, protesting regime officials’ refusal to upgrade their job status from part-time to full-time contracts. They have been working on part-time contracts since 2013 and are demanding changes be made to their job status immediately.

The protesting teachers were seen rallying outside the Khuzestan governor’s office in Ahvaz.

“We have held two protest rallies in the past two weeks, asking why the teachers – most with many years of experience – have not received full-time contracts. Unfortunately, no official is willing to provide us with any answers,” one protesting teacher said.

“We are demanding that our job status be revised and we will continue our protests until officials respond to our demands,” a protesting teacher said.

 

Municipality workers in the Kut Abdullah district of Ahvaz, capital of Khuzestan Province, rallied on Monday once again this month outside the governor’s office, demanding their delayed paychecks.

Around 250 municipality workers and 90 administrative employees are protesting paycheck delays during the past two months, the workers said. One protester was saying his February paycheck was never fully paid.

 

 

Municipality workers protesting in Kut Abdullah of Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran

Municipality workers protesting in Kut Abdullah of Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran

 

Workers of the Alborz Mall project in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran, held a rally on Sunday protesting their limbo job status and poor living conditions. Their gathering was held outside the Bank Saman central building located in Tehran’s Vali Asr Avenue.