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NCRI - The Iranian regime was forced to release eight mine workers after a 19-day strike by some 5,000 workers of Bafgh Iron Ore mine and a sit-in by their family members.

The regime’s agents intimidated the workers and their families with no success to stop them from continuing their protest.

Bafgh Iron Ore workers began the protest on August 19 following the arrest of a number of workers for their role in a protest in May that lasted for 40 days.

The mine is located in the city of Bafgh in province of Yazd. The workers and their families form half of the population of the city.

In May protest, the worker wanted the plans for transferring 28.5 percent of the mine's share to private sector be cancelled and the profit from the shares be spent on improving the living conditions in the city.

Striking workers also had demanded the resignations of the mine's director and that workers receive job security guarantees.

The protest by some 5,000 workers was one of the largest workers protest in recent years in Iran.

 


Iran News in Brief - 23 April 2015


 

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