On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, workers at Arak Hepco Company continued their protest outside the company despite the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Special Riot units threatening them. This was the third consecutive day of their protests. The mullahs’ regime’s suppressive forces and riot units blocked all roads to the workers gathering stopping others from joining the protesters.
In the early hours of Monday, September 16, 2019, defiant youths torched huge billboards of the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Bassij bases in cities of Karaj (west of the capital), Orumiyeh, Khoy and Makoo (northwest), and Roudsar and Rezvanshahr (north).
In a shocking admission on September 11, 2019, Ali Khoda’i, a member of the regime’s Supreme Council on Labor told Tasnim news agency, affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards’ terrorist Qods Force, “3.5 million workers work in underground workshops. Their statistics are not recorded anywhere. These workshops are unofficial and unmarked. Tailors on Jomhouri Street have no worker identification cards… Workers in unregistered workshops are among the forgotten. There are plenty of temporary contracts in these workshops… Workers who deal with many labor contractors associated with the government, public and non-governmental entities are among those who sign temporary contracts with the contractors. If they protest, they will be immediately fired.” He also said that the minimum wage for workers “provides only for 35 percent of their expenses.”