Striking Haft Tappeh and Ahvaz steel workers hold joint rally in Shush

On the ninth day of their renewed strike the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company workers were joined by the Iran National Steel Industrial Group (INSIG) steelworkers in their protest in front of Shush County Hall.

In addition to many bread-and-butter issues like unpaid wages, the Haft Tappeh workers’ main demand is that the Iranian regime “expropriates the company and ends the private sector ownership of Haft Tappeh.” A workers’ representative has said that there are two solutions: either “Haft Tappeh is completely in the hands of the workers … [and their] council” or the government takes it over “but not like before … [but] from ‘zero to one hundred’ of affairs under the supervision of workers’ councils and general opinion …”

The steelworkers of National Steel in Ahvaz are on the fourth day of their latest strike. Their demands include payment of unpaid wages.

The slogans of the workers gathered in front of Shush County Hall included: “Steel, Haft Tappeh, united workers!”

Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign
13 November 2018

Source: Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers’ Union

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