Ex-Minister says most workers live below poverty line in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 22 / Trend T.Jafarov/
Wages of workers aren't enough for life, said Hussein Kemali, Iran's former Minister of Labor.
Most workers live in poverty, and the industrial sector of the country is moving toward the collapse, said Kemali in an interview with the Iranian news agency İLNA.
"There is no competition in the industrial sector. This sector will inevitably collapse unless the reconstruction work is carried out and re-equipped with new technology," Kemali said.
According to Kemali, the increasing number of drug addicts, prisoners and divorces, as well as cut in marriage number in the country is the reason of unemployment and poverty.
"Most young people are obliged to keep their families by small salary due to absence of jobs," Kemali said.