Ahvaz Metro Workers Strike
Workers at Kayson—a subcontracting company located in the southern city of Ahvaz currently building the metro system for that city— went on strike on August 28. They have been protesting non-payment of wages for the last seven months. There are four hundred workers on strike at present. According to the general manager of the Ahvaz metro project all the Kayson expenses have been paid out but the company has used the funds in areas other than paying its workers. The strike has been lasting several weeks.