On Thursday, June 22nd, a further escalation in the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane workers’ strike took place: the company’s security guards prevented thirty workers from entering the factory. The workers locked out by the bosses have between 18 and 22 years’ experience of working at the plant.
One of the workers said: “While all the striking workers have decided to stop production in response to the employer’s disregard for the payment of their trade demands, the security guards have prevented the entry of these 30 workers into the factory, arguing that they are leading the protests.”
He also said that since late March the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Complex workers have stopped work and production at the plant almost every day to protest against unpaid wages and insurance benefits.
According to this worker all Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Complex workers have had a key role in the two-month-long protests, so if the employer intends to sack anyone then he should fire all the workers.
Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign
27 June 2017