Iran Railway workers protest in various ProvincesPublished by Tirdad on October 29, 2018
Railway workers in various provinces of Iran, including Hormozgan, Shahroud, Damghan, Semnan, Zagros, and Lorestan launched their third round of protests, demanding their salasty that have been delayed for the past three months, on Saturday morning, 27 October.
These workers, numbering at around 6,500, are saying they are serious on this new round of protests.
Their first rally dates back to 20 July to 18 August this year. The second round was launched on 25 August, continuing for three days.
These protest gatherings were held in various rail networks throughout the country, including the provinces of Khorasan, Azerbaijan, Lorestan, Isfahan and Zanjan, and the cities of Eslamshahr, Karaj, Shahroud, Semnan, Damghan, Gorgan, Varamin, Arak, Urmia (Orumiyeh), Andimeshk, Zahedan and Diezel near Tehran.
Workers of the Abnie Company are seeking permanent contracts, an independent worker union, job security and measures preventing officials from launching unbridled layoffs, being permitted to voice their protests and discuss their demands, monthly salary provided at specific timings and the workers’ insurance problems seen to for their ultimate resolving.
Repair employees of Tehran’s railway have joined the general rail workers’ strike, saying they are demanding a raise according to legal regulations.