MEK Iran: Rallies and Protests in Various Cities Continue
Zarand Wagon Factory protest
MEK supporters from the city of Zarand reported that the workers of the Zarand Wagon Factory gathered at the entrance of the factory on Thursday, April 8, and held a rally protesting low wages.
The workers, protesting for three days, say the company has not fulfilled its promise to increase their wages earlier this year. Protesters in their rally in front of the Labor Office called their demands “illegitimate” instead of providing a proper response.
The officials from the company instead of fulfilling the demands of the workers threatened them by saying they are going to sue the organizers of the protests if their protest continued.
Workers just get a third of what they were supposed to get
It is worth noting that the regime’s own labor law makes it legally mandatory that workers be paid enough to be able to cover their basic living expenses. According to various officials and state-run media, living expenses in different parts of the country have reached more than 100 million rials per month. But workers don’t receive more than 30 million rials, which is less than a third of what they were supposed to get.
According to the workers of Zarand Wagon Factory, their paychecks have been delayed for three months, and they have yet to receive New Year bonuses and performance bonuses from last year.
The acquisition of people lands by Astan Quds Razavi
MEK supporters from the city of Neyshabur reported that on Saturday, April 10, locals in the village of Hosseinabad, near Neyshabur, northeast Iran, held a rally in front of Astan Quds Razavi Real Estate and Land Office in the city protesting the acquisition of their lands by Astan Quds Razavi.
Workers at the Sardasht gas refinery went on strike
MEK supporters from the city of Sardasht reported that on Saturday, April 10, a group of workers at the Sardasht gas refinery went on strike, protesting low wages. According to the workers of Sardasht gas refinery, their paychecks have been delayed for many months, and they have not received their New Year bonuses from last year.