Contracting workers of Azadi Stadium in the capital city Tehran went on strike at 9am Monday, February 29th as their paychecks have been delayed for a many months. Workers of contract companies related to the stadium management were also on strike in this coordinated protest.
A portion of these workers’ demands were to be paid in leases, and the remaining to be deposited in the spring of 2016, according to a protester. However, the stadium management and officials have not lived up to their words, leaving them empty handed before the Iranian calendar New Year on March 20th. Azadi Stadium contract workers have not received their paychecks for the past 4 months.