Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Dec. 24,2018 - On Sunday, protests by workers and other underprivileged classes of the Iranian population continued in several cities.
Truck drivers’ strike continues
Iran’s truckers, who had previously declared a 10-day strike, entered the second day of their protests. According to local reports, truck commutes in many of the country’s highways had stopped altogether. The strike of truck drivers has also spread to many other cities including Mashhad, Isfahan, Sari, and Bushehr.
The truckers are protesting to deteriorating work conditions, low wages and high prices. The government has failed to meet the just demands of the Iranian truckers, who are finding it harder to make ends meet. This is the fifth round of strikes by truck drivers since the beginning of the year.
Unpaid wages continue to spur more protests in various cities
One of the issues that have been an endemic source of protests in Iran is unpaid wages. In many different parts of Iran, laborers, teachers and contract workers are protesting because their employers are not paying their salaries in a timely fashion. In many cases, employees have not received their wages for several months.
On Sunday, the workers of Tabriz ball bearing factory protested against unpaid wages. The workers stopped working and held a demonstration in front of the factory. The workers have not received their salaries for more than four months.
Workers at the Ahvaz city train project held the second consecutive day of their protests on Sunday. They too are protesting against unpaid wages.
Meanwhile, in Tehran, a group of contract workers gathered in front of the city council for the third time in protest to unpaid wages. The protesters blocked the street in front of the council office by sitting in the middle of the street.