Thursday, August 17, 2006

Status of 30 big factories in the province of Gilan is critical

Iran Press News: translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
Mohammad Yaghoubi, the workers representative in the province of Gilan, in an interview with the reporter from the regime-run news agency, ILNA, said: “The status of 30 big factories in the province of Gilan is extremely critical and over 7000 workers are in limbo and paying for the [regime’s] erroneous policies of privatization. This president who specifically vouched for the restoration of the factories has clearly submitted to the private sector.” He added: “Thousands of workers are stuck between privatization of various local manufacturing units and have as a result lost their jobs and not a single authority is willing to take action and deal with this situation.” READ MORE

Gilan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran, with a population of approximately 2 million and an area of 14,700 sq. km. It lies just west of the province of Mazandaran, along the Caspian Sea. The center of the province is the city of Rasht.