Iran: The 11th Day of the Strike of the Hardworking and Brave Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Mill
Iran Uprising - No. 223
On Thursday, November 15, the hardworking workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Industrial Complex continued their brave strike for the eleventh day. Chanting “Do not be afraid, we are all together!”, “Neither threat, nor prison, is effective anymore!”, “Today is the day of mourning, the life of the worker is up in the air today”, “One less embezzlement, our problem is solved”, they demonstrated in the streets of Shush and then gathered in front of the regime's governorate. The people of the city of Shush supported their demands by joining the protest rally. In their speeches the workers protested the hollow promises of the regime and the indifference of the regime's authorities to their plights.
The Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Mill, which was a magnet job creation and industry in Khuzestan since six decades ago, is on the verge of destruction as a result of the regime’s officials plundering under the name of privatization. The deprived workers of this industrial complex bear a heavy and unbearable burden due to non-payment of their salaries and benefits, poverty and hunger, and inability to pay off their heavy debts. Several of them have already committed suicide in protest.
The Iranian resistance salutes the hardworking and brave workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Mill, who have risen up in solidarity and unity to achieve their rights, and calls on fellow compatriots, especially the other workers and the working people, to express solidarity with and support these workers.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 15, 2015