The following is a post published on the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company workers’ independent Telegram channel.
“At Haft Tappeh we have proved that a [workers’] representatives’ assembly is superior to a trade union and the Islamic Council” – from Ebrahim Abbasi’s speech.
The seventh day of the Haft Tappeh workers’ strike, Monday – October 4, 2021
[There was a] gathering in front of the Governorate of Shush and then a march in Shush market.
A film [clip] of Ebrahim Abbasi’s speech on the workers’ representatives’ assembly and the independent council of five thousand [workers] in Haft Tappeh, [discussed] the Islamic Labour Council, the trade union and the experiences of various kinds of organisations in Haft Tappeh.
The following is an excerpt from the speech of independent labour activist Ebrahim Abbasi Monjazi:
“In Haft Tappeh, we have a council, made up of five thousand people, and we make decisions based on [our] collective wisdom. Our organisation is a representatives’ assembly, which, even if it has had shortcomings, has been a success. We plastered the door of the Islamic Council with mud because it is treacherous. The trade union has been there before, but we have elected the representatives’ assembly and it has performed better. Our lasting organisation is the representatives’ assembly and our independent council. Certain people speak ill of us online, they have specific objectives against us, which are purposeful and malignant, out of jealousy and not for criticism.”
Translation: Shahrokh Zamani Action Campaign