Sugar mill workers protest in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
The sugar mill staff held a protest in the town of Kohistan, South Khorasan province, Iran. Around 280 workers were demanding eight months back pay, ILNA agency reported.
The mill has been closed since October 2014 because of the lack of raw materials resulting from drought and non-provision of liquidity, the statement says.
The mill staff had not received eight months pay for the current year (the year in Iran begins on March 21) until the mill closure. At present, the staff demands the back pay.
A sugar mill in Kohistan has operated for 53 years.
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