Workers in Iran continue protestingPublished by International Liberty on August 24, 2015
Workers in Iran held a series of anti-regime protests for their rights including demanding overdue wages and proper insurance in the past week.
Rallies took place in the cities of Arak, Shush, Kermanshah, Rafsanjan, and Lushan.
According to reports, the regime’s suppressive forces attacked the protest by workers of the sugar cane factory in Shush, south-western Iran, injuring and arresting a number of workers.
Workers in the Danial factory in Shush held a rally on Sunday demanding six months of back pay. This was the third such protest by the factory’s workers.
On Saturday, hundreds of workers from the Sarcheshmeh copper production complex in Rafsanjan, southeast Iran, protested outside the main gates of the complex.
On Thursday, workers from Arak Rail rallied outside the factory demanding their overdue wages.
Workers of the metro project in Kermanshah, western Iran, also protested their unfair treatment by the authorities.