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Iran: Sugar cane employees on strike for seven days

Haft Tappeh sugar mill workers on strike
Haft Tappeh sugar mill workers on strike

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, November 11, 2018 - Employees of the Haft Tappeh sugar mill workers continued their strike on Sunday for the seventh consecutive day, protesting officials not answering to their demands. These reports join long list of other rallies held across the country.

On Saturday, the protesting employees transferred their strike site, having the locals hear their protests. Another group of these workers were continuing their strike at the company site.

 

Workers of Haft-Tappeh Co. protest unpaid wages

Workers of Haft-Tappeh Co. protest unpaid wages

 

On Saturday, rail workers in Tehran rallied outside the company office in the Marzdaran district, protesting how they have not received their paychecks for the past two months and company officials not living up to their pledges.

 

“The workers are in poor economic conditions and they are becoming incapable to make ends meet. The company officials are constantly providing promises, yet always failing to deliver,” one worker said. “On New Year’s eve, this year we had our family problems and were also unable to provide any of our necessities, let alone gifts, without receiving our paychecks. When we receive our New Year bonuses after eight months, will that resolve the spiritual problems caused for our families? When our family members had tears in their eyes seeing the New Year table was empty?”

 

 

 

 

In Shadegan, southwest Iran, municipality workers held a gathering protesting not receiving their already delayed paychecks. This rally was held outside the governor’s office.

 

Shadegan – Protesting municipality workers

Shadegan – Protesting municipality workers

 

A number of residents in the Kut Abdullah region of Karun in southwest Iran were also protesting on Saturday outside the mayor’s office. These workers were demanding measures by officials to resolve rising waters due to major problems in the city sewage system.

 

Kut Abdullah residents holding a protesting gathering

Kut Abdullah residents holding a protesting gathering

 

Tehran college students were also reportedly rallying on Saturday outside the regime’s Majlis (parliament), protesting the process of being accepted into various medical fields. These students are saying Tehran’s Open University pays no attention to the requesters’ grades and rejects various applications based on no logical reasoning.

In Isfahan, central Iran, held a rally on Saturday protesting skyrocketing spare parts prices and their poor living conditions.

 

Haft-Tappeh Suger Cane workers on strike

Haft-Tappeh Suger Cane workers on strike

 

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