Monday, May 01, 2006

Protesting workers block the entrance road to the city of Ghazveen

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi.
According to the regime-run news agency FARS from Ghazveen, at 10 A.M. on Monday, April 24th, workers from the Farnakh Textile factory gathered to protest their working condition by blocking the Tehran-Ghazveen and Ghazveen-Zanjon freeways.

One of the workers interviewed by the Fars reporter said: We have not been paid for 6 months and nothing we have done seems to get the attention of the management; all they tell us is that they’re looking into it and that it will resolve itself! So at this juncture, we will take the action necessary in order to bring attention to our concerns.”

Another worker said: How much are we meant to put up with; if it was just us, it wouldn’t have mattered… we could die of hunger but what have our wives, children and hungry family members done to deserve this abuse from the management?”

Farnakh is among the most devastated factories in the province of Ghazveen and despite 2 years of continued problems, nothing has been done to resolve matters.
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