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Strikes, protests continuing in cities across Iran

Protest rallies reported in the cities of Asaluyeh, Sanandaj and Nahavand
Protest rallies reported in the cities of Asaluyeh, Sanandaj and Nahavand

Iran, March 15, 2018 - As the regime in Tehran continues to destroy Iran’s economy for 40 years and counting, more people from all walks of life are holding protest rallies throughout the country.

On Thursday, a large number of contract employees of phase 12 in the South Pars gas field (located between the cities of Kangan and Asaluyeh, southern Iran), currently working in the 9th oil refinery, help a protest rally once gain. They are demanding delayed paychecks and pensions.

“… Our due paychecks and pensions must be paid prior to the [Iranian calendar] New Year [on March 21] so we can go home without feeling ashamed,” said one protesting worker. These protests are now expanding to the country’s energy sector, raising concerns and eyebrows among the ruling regime.

A group of contract workers employed by the municipality in Sanandaj, western Iran, held a protest rally outside the city’s town hall and mayor’s office, protesting paycheck delays.

On Wednesday, employees of a slaughterhouse in Nahavand, western Iran, went on strike and rallied outside the Hamedan Province governor’s office in this city. These workers have not received their paychecks for the past four months.

Reports from dozens of cities indicate people from all sectors are staging a variety of protests and strikes, making their demands heard loud and clear and continuing to protest the regime’s destructive policies.

A look at protests reported on Wednesday.

Municipality employees in the town of Towheed in Ilam Province, western Iran, held a rally protesting not receiving their paychecks for the past six months. They were seen holding a large sign reading, “We the Towheed municipality employees have not received our paychecks for the past six months. Please see to our requests. We can no longer raise our heads before our families.”

Around 200 workers of the Abadan Oil Refinery’s Repair Department, working under the framework of the Nasim-e Pak contracting company in the site’s central workshop, continued their strike for the second consecutive day. They are seeking answers to their demands and have vowed to continue their protests.

In Babol, northern Iran, nurses of the Medical University rallied outside the university dean’s office, protesting not receiving answers to their demands.

Nurses of the Beheshti Hospital in Kashan, central Iran, protested discriminating policies, not receiving their due paychecks for overtime work and pensions for the past 11 months. They went on to launch a strike. From March 2018 to this day not a single rial (Iran’s currency, equal to a little less a cent) has been provided for the hospital’s treatment branch, including the nurses, laboratory employees, radiologist, and others.

A group of retired Haft Tapeh sugarcane mill workers rallied outside the company door in this city southwest of Iran, demanding their due paychecks.

In Mashhad, northeast of Iran, a group of Padideh credit firm clients rallied outside the city’s public prosecutor’s office, protesting and demanding their stole savings returned.

Iran is ruled by a corrupt dictatorship that spends all its wealth in terrorism and suppression. The Iranian regime has looted Iranian people’s property and wealth to extend its rule.

Tuesday became yet another day that people from all walks of life across Iran were expressing their demands in increasing protests. Many workers in different sectors of the country’s economy are protesting long delays in receiving their paychecks. All the while, regime officials and their children are enriching themselves through embezzlement and corruption.

Clients of the Caspian credit firm, known to be closely associated with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), rallied outside the offices of the Judiciary in Tehran on Tuesday, demanding their stolen savings returned.

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

Caspian is one of several state-backed credit institutions that have been at the heart of a government-run Ponzi scheme that has robbed billions of dollars out of the pockets of ordinary Iranians.

In Ahvaz, southwest Iran, a group of municipality workers rallied outside the townhall's main entrance protesting their paychecks being delayed for the past six months.

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

Caspian credit firm clients protesting in Tehran, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

 

In the city of Asaluyeh, southern Iran, employees of phase 12 in the South Pars gas field projects continued their strike for not receiving their paychecks for the past two months and pensions for the past two years.

 

Municipality workers rally in Ahvaz, Iran – March 12, 2019

Municipality workers rally in Ahvaz, Iran – March 12, 2019

 

 

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