On November 28th retired workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane complex protested outside the company’s entrance, demanding payment of their end of service compensation.
Around 150 workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane complex who retired between late February and late August 2016 have not been able to receive their end of service compensation. They therefore protested outside the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane company building’s entrance with their families.
The total amount the company owes the workers is 10 billion tomans ($3,112,356), with each worker owed 70 million tomans ($21,786).
One of the workers said: “After years of effort, with over 20 years of service, we were able to use the hard and hazardous work law to retire from this factory but it looks like the boss is giving the unavailability of financial resources as the reason for not acting according to his responsibilities. But those of us who are tired of this situation decided to have this protest.”
During the past few years the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane workers have had many protests and strikes.
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