Unpaid wages and uncertainty about working conditions at the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Complex have once again sparked off a workers’ protest.
A group of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Complex workers gathered in front of the employer’s office on the morning of Sunday, January 7th. Unpaid wages and the lack of improvements in their working conditions have made them protest yet again.
The protesting workers are part of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Complex’s 1,500 workforce, with work experience of between 15 and 20 years.
According to the workers, despite the fact that more than a month has passed since the end of their week of protests, Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Complex’s employer has still not acted on the promises made in the presence of the authorities at that time.
A number of day labourers who were protesting on Sunday also recalled their demands: We demand a permanent contract, we have still not received the wages for the months of Aban (October-November) and Azar (November-December), and we are also owed for the Bahman (January-February) and Esfand (February-March) of the past two years.
Translation: Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign.
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