Unpaid Workers Go On Strike In Iran
08-Oct-2010 (2 comments)

Workers at two plants in southern Iran went on strike this week to demand unpaid wages, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

An employee at Kaghaz Pars Haftapeh, a paper mill in southwestern Iran, told RFE/RL on October 7 on condition of anonymity that workers had not been paid for three months.

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The labour disputes and strikes have been on the rise

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

for sometime now. This is only going to intensify. The "Green movement" needs to have a clear strategy and understanding on the significance of the organised labour in any revolutionary movement. Indeed , without the massive industrial action in support of democracy, the islamist regime will remain in place, short of a military strike or coup. 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Unpaid labour

by John on

I know of two people who haven't been paid for many months.  In addition there is apparently a new employer tactic by which the new hire is asked to give the employer $1000 (or something) as a guarantee that the employee will do good work.  Sounds like an economy and regime on the verge of collapsing, if you ask me.  You can't ask people to donate their labour without receiving compensation forever without sparking widespread civil unrest.