NCRI - The following is the text of the message of Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, to mark International Workers Day:
Fellow toiling workers,
Fellow compatriots who have been dismissed or are unemployed,
Millions of honorable men and women who have been forced to live in fear, destitution and insecurity because of dismissals, white and temporary contracts and unpaid wages,
I congratulate you all on the International Labor Day!
Velayat-e-faqih regime (Absolute rule of clergy) is the only cause for the misery of millions of workers and toilers of Iran
Mr. Abbas Davari, chairman of the Labor Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, congratulated workers across the country on the occasion of International Workers' Day and said: "This day promises victory over the oppressors and overthrow of the mullahs' anti-workers regime, and the establishment of popular sovereignty in our captive country. Two years and nine months after Rouhani came to power, the economic policies of the regime are still serving the interest of monopolized institutions and companies related to Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards, and the conditions of workers and toilers have continuously deteriorated during this period. According to official statistics, domestic liquidity during Rouhani’s tenure has doubled from "500,000 billon tomans to a quadrillion (1,000,000 billion) tomans." Add to that its tragic effects on the lives of working people as well as the fight that is needed to tackle corruption.
NCRI - Abolqasem Fouladvand, an Iranian political prisoner in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran, issued a statement on the occasion of International Workers’ Day and Teachers’ Day in Iran. He urged the people of Iran, in particular workers and teachers, to protest against the mullahs’ regime.
The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi congratulated all workers of Iran on the International Labor Day. She expressed her wish that this year would a year of restitution of the rights of millions of honorable workers, men and women, who have been laid off and dismissed or have been doomed to live in fear, poverty and insecurity because their wages are not paid under white or temporary contracts.
NCRI - Members of the Tehran Bus Workers Union took part in a rally in central Tehran on Saturday on the eve of International Workers' Day demanding the release of labor activists from jail and their basic rights including decent wages.
The bus drivers and staff were joined by a large number of students in the rally. They raised banners which read: “Arrested workers must be freed,” "Unions are our inalienable right" and "A just (decent) wage is our inalienable right."
NCRI - The second round of the Iranian regime's Parliamentary election on Friday was widely boycotted by the people of Iran.
The regime held run-off votes in 21 of Iran's 31 provinces, but reports by activists of the Iranian Resistance who monitored the polls across the country said that the vast majority of polling stations were empty throughout the day.
NCRI – Iranian workers protested on Saturday in central Tehran denouncing the detention of banned union activists and demanding labor rights currently denied to them by the mullahs’ regime.
NCRI - Mullah Ahmad Khatami, the regime’s interim Friday prayers leader in Tehran, on Friday reiterated the legality to suppression of women in Iran based on the regime’s fundamentalist laws.
"The law to combat mal-veiling has been adopted as part of the 2007 Act approved by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution. According to this Act, 26 governmental bodies must get to work. This Act consists of 310 Articles specifying duties to be implemented by these governmental bodies," he said.
NCRI – Millions of Iranian workers are continuing to suffer from poverty out of unemployment, inadequate pay or non-receipt of their wages. Their situation has worsened since Hassan Rouhani took office as the regime’s President in 2013.
The following is a breakdown of just some of the problems faced by Iranian workers:
NCRI - The mullahs' regime in Iran ranks among the world's top ten state violators of press freedoms, the U.S.-based watchdog Freedom House has said in its latest annual report.
The situation for journalists in Iran remains uncertain in the face of "harsh censorship" and "increased arrests by security services," Freedom House said in its report FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2016 published on Tuesday.