Labor workers of Iran's provinces gather in front of parliament, stage protest

Iran Materials 22 January 2013 15:20 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 22 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/

The labor workers of Iranian Khuzestan and Khorasan Razavi province factories have gathered in front of country's parliament, staging a protest.

The workers protested against their salary being delayed for about 10 months.

The police was present at the scene, however no one got arrested, as the protest was a peaceful one.

Member of the parliament's Labor faction Alireza Mahjoub said that the issue of the salary payment delays was submitted to the court, and the parliament is currently discussing it.

Earlier this month, over 70 workers of Ahvaz Sugar Factory staged another protest in front of Ahvaz governor's office, demanding their wages and pensions.

According to Houshang Taheri, a member of Islamic Labor Council of Ahvaz Sugar Factory, the workers haven't been paid for over 25 months.

Ahvaz Sugar Factory workers have staged a number of protests in the recent months but they say the authorities never give them satisfactory responses.

Similar situation occured in December of 2012, when some 200 textile factory workers of Iran's Mazandaran province have staged a protest in front of country's parliament.

The people protested against not receiving salary for the past 27 months, and claimed the government did not fulfill its promises on handling this issue.

Another similar protest action has been held on Nov. 13, again in front of Iranian parliament, as the textile workers demanded a foreign investor to resume operation of the enterprise and payment of the wages, which have not been paid.