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News: Iran protests

Protests Across Five Major Iranian Cities for Non-Payment of Wages…  

 

NCRI - Last weekend, protests broke out across major cities in Iran, with people protesting non-payment of wages, essential utilities, like water, being turned off and lack of education for schoolchildren.

 Sunday, January 15

 Arak- Central Iran

Hepco Co. workers were protesting five months of unpaid wages and demanding to be paid their outstanding wages and benefits.

This was the sixth day of their rally. 

Sari- Northwestern Iran

Kindergarten teachers rallied in front of the Education Ministry’s office, demanding to be officially hired.

This was not the first of their protests and it will not be the last. 

Maybod - Yazd province, Central Iran

Workers from Ehsan Ceramic Company were also protesting outstanding wages and rallied outside the office of Yazd’s governor.

This was their second strike; the first was a three-day sit-in inside the factory, a few months ago. 

Sefid-dash- Char, Mahal& Bakhtiari Province, Western Iran

Steelworkers from Energy-Gostar protested the unjust firing of many workers and two months’ unpaid salaries.

A spokesperson for the workers said: 'The company's excuse is not receiving the raw material, so they had to let a number of workers go. This was unjust since the workers were not even paid their previous salaries.”

This was their second consecutive day of protest. 

Tabriz, Northwestern Iran

Parents of elementary school children who have been left without a teacher for two months are protesting the lack of a substitute teacher.

The children have been going into class, without a teacher for two months, since the previous teacher suffered an accident and was made bedridden.

The school has refused to hire a substitute and told the parents to wait until the original teacher is back to full health. 

Saturday, January 14 

Maybod - Yazd province, Central Iran

Street vendors gathered to protest unfair taxation by city officials. The vendors claim that the 125,000 rials per night fee that the officials were demanding, would not have gone to the Government but directly into the pockets of the officials. 

Orumiah, Northern Iran

Residents of Shahed suburb gathered to protest the lack of essential utilities like water, gas and electricity in their neighbourhood and also the lack of schools and drugstores. 

Kangavar, Kermanshah Province, Western Iran

City Hall employees gathered in front of the Governor’s office to protest three and a half months’ unpaid wages and demand that workers’ rights be respected.

They said that the lack of response from the Government has made them fear for their jobs.

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