Over 1,200 workers at the Safa Pipe factory in Saveh, a city south of Tehran, have begun their fourth round of protests against the delay in payment of their wages for more than six months and other grievances. The workers claim that they have approached all officials with their complaint and so far have seen no effective way to resolve it. One worker indicated that the loss of pay for more than six months has led to serious health and psychological crises for the workers, due to rising prices and their inability to meet debt and mortgage obligations. According to Radio Zamaneh, worker protests have been on the rise in recent months, with every week bringing the shutdown of a factory or workshop. Despite claims by the Ahmadinejad administration that it has created millions of jobs over the past two years, many factories have closed, blaming the administration’s scrapping of government subsidies on food and energy for their inability to keep businesses afloat in the face of rising energy costs.
Pipe factory workers protest delayed payment of wages
- Published: 23 days ago on Friday, 4 January 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: January 4, 2013 @ 11:57 am
- Filed Under: Human Rights
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