Irán, República Islámica del - Arrest and dismissals for protesting at unpaid wages

On 16 May 2015 security agents arrested the leader of a strike at Safa Pipe Rolling Mill in the city of Saveh. About 1000 workers had gone on strike in early May demanding payment of 16 months unpaid insurance premiums and four months’ worth of late salaries. The employers had refused to pay even one month of their unpaid salary. They then proceeded to dismiss some of the strikers and by 23 May it was reported that at least ten workers had been fired for their role in the strike.

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