Saturday, March 05, 2005

Iranian workers increase protest actions

SMCCDI (Information Service):
Iranian workers are increasing their protest actions by reducing work load, increasing absenteeism and rallying in order to protest against their degrading conditions or requesting their unpaid salaries. Acts of sabotage and arson are also increasing as the Islamic regime is unable to respond to workers aspirations nor to fulfill its reiterated empty promises. read more

Today's alone, two new demonstrations took place in two different Iranian cities of Khoram-Abad and Dezful. Hundreds of workers rallied in front of the Governors' offices by shouting slogans against the official managements of their factories and threatening of a more harsher way of action if an immediate attention is not given to their requests.

Last week in the City of Arak, tens of female workers got out of their Soaks factory and protested. They were supported by hundreds of residents who shouted slogans against the regime despite the presence of the security forces who closed the perimeters.

Hundreds of Iranian factories are shutting down due to the ill-policies of the Islamic regime and the frauds made by their governmentally nominated managers. Many of the so-called privatizations are made in order to benefit the regime's affiliates by allowing them to close the factories in order to speculate on the price of their lands.