Retirees and pensioners protest once again for their legitimate rights
On Wednesday, August 10, Social Security Organization retirees and pensioners in Iran marched in the streets to begin a new round of demonstrations in protest of the regime’s corrupt practices, destructive policies, embezzlement, and refusal to address their long list of unmet demands regarding economic grievances, including low wages and pensions, rising inflation, skyrocketing prices of basic goods, insurance issues, and deplorable living conditions.
The first time was in June when the retirees and Social Security Organization pensioners staged a series of days-long protests instead of their usual weekly gatherings. These gatherings went on for nearly two weeks despite the regime’s strict security measures.
The demonstrations on Wednesday were a continuation of those held on Tuesday in numerous Iranian cities.
Retirees are entitled to a 38 percent increase in their pensions as a result of various economic factors, such as the rising inflation rate, the devaluation of the rial, and the skyrocketing prices of essential goods, according to a statement made by the regime’s own Labor Council. However, the regime has only thus far approved a 10% increase in pensions, which does not satisfy the fundamental requirements of retirees.
August 10 – Arak, central #Iran
Retirees and pensioners of the regime's Social Security Organization protesting low pensions and poor economic conditions.#IranProtestspic.twitter.com/6kJY0JHHHa
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) August 10, 2022
President of the regime Ebrahim Raisi made bold promises to end poverty and boost the nation’s economy after taking office in August 2021. In Iran, protests are taking place all over the country because the economy is worse than it has ever been less than a year into his presidency.
The parliament is delaying passing the necessary legislation to address retiree needs at the same time. The retirement fund, which is in charge of paying retirees’ pensions, has been routinely looted by institutions and bodies under the regime. The regime is dealing with a widening budget deficit as it continues to pour money into supporting regional terrorism and its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
It has paid for its budget deficit by raiding the retirement fund, raising taxes, and taking money from the poorest segments of society.The regime continues to support its military and terror apparatus while depriving pensioners, shop owners, employees, drivers, teachers, and other facets of the society of their most basic necessities.
It does this by funneling billions of dollars into the pockets of the Revolutionary Guards and its terrorist allies in the area as well as massive sums on the development and testing of ballistic missiles.
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