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Restrictive labor laws: a step further in suppression in Iran

NCRI – A member of the mullahs’ Majlis, Ali Zafarzadeh admitted to gross labor rights violation and said, “The word fulltime has been deleted from the workers law vocabulary…Today, workers in all [government] organs, ministries, and institutions have been hired on contract basis. Even those who work at Labor Ministry which is being the "watch- dog" of labor-management relation are considered part-time labors. The [employers] are reluctant to hire fulltime workers. Therefore, labor law revisory armaments do not help the investment and production.”

He added, “Today, the fulltime workers are fired by their employers and then rehired by the same institutions as contract workers, “(the state-run news agency ILNA reported yesterday).

The shocking admissions by Zafarzadeh demonstrate that fulltime hiring of workers has no place in the regime’s labor laws. This is just a small sample of what is imposed on the deprived Iranian workers.

The regime not only imposes suppressive regulations on workers but it resorts   to cruel measures against them. In recent weeks, the workers have intensified their protests and demonstrations against the suppressive measures by the regime such as refusing to pay their unpaid salaries.

The Iranian Resistance calls on International Labor Organization (ILO) and other labor unions and syndicates to condemn the anti-labor measures imposed by the mullahs’ medieval regime and to support the deprived Iranian workers.  

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
February 5, 2007