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Dégolan‌ Taxi Drivers Go on Strike

According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on August 14, all the taxi drives in the provincial city of Dégolan‌ in Iranian Kurdistan went on strike parking their taxi cabs by the Bolbanabad terminal. The strike which started at 8:00 a.m. in the morning was due to a 20 day interruption in the [...]

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300 Pars Metal Workers Protest in Front of the Presidential Offices

Around 300 of the 450 workers at Pars Metal staged a protest gathering across the president’s offices in Tehran on June 28.  The workers were protesting their five months wage thefts and the decision by the management to let the contract workers go. According to the workers, the management in a recent statement has asked [...]

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The Bakery Workers in the Kurdish City of Saghez Win Collective Bargaining and End Strike

The bakery workers in the Kurdish city of Saghez went on strike on June 16 over wages and contracts. The workers issued a communique acknowledging the importance of bread for the populace especially the toilers in the city. They noted the role played by the employers representative in discouraging employers from engaging in collective bargaining [...]

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Abadan City District One Municipality Workers Strike

Workers at the district one municipality in the southern city of Abdan went on strike on June 19. The workers were protesting against non-payment by the city of their wages for the past three months, their benefits, and their health insurance for the past five months. While the workers have had monthly deductions from their [...]

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Zhaveh Reservoir Dam Workers in the Kurdish Kamyaran Region Go on Strike

According to the reports by Iran Human Rights News Agency, HRANA, tens of workers at Zhaveh reservoir dam in the Kurdish Kamyaran region have gone on strike. The strike has started on June 19 over non-payment of seven months of back wages, workers yearly bonuses, overtime wages, and the dues from the previous Iranian year [...]

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400 Workers Strike in Sirjan

400 workers of Sirjan Golgohar Iron Ore Company pelletizing factory have been on strike since June 14. The strike started following the announcement of the results of the hiring exams of the company in which only 40 of the 500 workers had passed. Sirjan Pelletizing factory, located in Kerman province, was inaugurated April 4 of [...]

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Expulsion of 60 Abadan Zamzam Workers following their Strike

On June 13, sixty Zamzam Soft drink workers in Abadan were expelled following several days of strikes. The workers were protesting not having had received their wages of last March and April. The expelled workers include members of the Islamic Labor Councils in the factory. The productions unit at the factory has been shut down [...]

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Metal Industries Workers End Strikes

Following weeks of strikes, the workers at Tehran Metal Industries plant Number 1 went back to work receiving one month wages plus a third of a second month and back bonuses. The workers were paid their past June and thirty percent of May wages following twenty four days of protests and strikes. Most of the [...]

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Tehran Bus Drivers Swift Victory on Strike

On June 9, Tehran express bus (BRT) line no. 1 drivers staged a strike at 5:00 a.m. by not starting the buses at the terminal. The workers were protesting the revisions to their working hours. It took the drivers 20 minutes to reach their demands discarding the revisions and getting their old working hours back. [...]

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Coal Miners Strike in Tabas

Coal Miners in the Tabas region of Iran went on strike protesting the working conditions and their low wages on May 18. About 150 miners of Tabas Parvadeh mines stopped work at 6:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The coal miners were protesting the low wages, demanding revisions of their health cards, membership in the national [...]

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