Yesterday, Iranian workers, farmers, creditors and bar exam participants protested in nine rallies in Tehran, Tabriz, Kurdistan, Kerman, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and the southern province of Khuzestan. Some of the workers were protesting up to seven months of unpaid wages.
Cooperative members protest
According to the ILNA state run news agency, members of the Housing Cooperative of the Ministry of Agriculture Jihad gathered outside the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare building in Tehran in protest to violations by the board of directors.
A number of them also gathered outside the Labor Ministry’s offices in the Saturday rally. Most members of the cooperative are families of the Iran-Iraq war veterans.
One of the protesters told ILNA that they had been waiting since 2003 to determine the state of their land and apartments.
A number of workers from the Sarvabad Municipality in the western province of Kurdistan gathered outside the municipality in protest to seven months of unpaid wages on Saturday.
The workers have been rallying for three days but have still not received their wages.
One of the workers told ILNA that with the coming of Nowruz on March 21, they were concerned about not receiving more of their wages and not being able to provide their basic needs.
The workers temporarily ended their last rally five days ago when they were promised a part of their wages. The promise was not kept.
Workers of the Zarand Steel Company in the southeast province of Kerman held a rally outside the company’s office in Kerman in protest to their employment conditions and their unmet requests including their unpaid wages and insurance issues.
According to one of the workers, despite the fact that the steel factory had caused pollution and destroyed livestock and crops, the company prioritized the employment of workers from other regions rather than locals who had sustained damages.
This is while the company’s managers had promised jobs for the locals five years ago.
Another worker said that he had not received his wages for four months and that his insurance was not paid on a regular basis.
Workers of a ball bearing factory in the northwestern town of Tabriz held a gathering on Saturday outside the city’s governorate office in protest to not receiving seven months of their wages.
According to ILNA, this is not the first time that the Tabriz Ball Bearing Factory workers protest their unpaid wages after the company became private.
Bar exam participants protest
A large number of people who had participated in bar exams gathered outside the regime’s parliament in Tehran.
According to one of the protesters who spoke to the state-run IRNA news agency, the number of bar candidates was too low despite the large number of students who took part in the exams each year.
A group of creditors who lost their savings to the Ramesh Automobile Company gathered outside the Public and Revolutionary Court in Tehran to demand their savings.
Despite two years of legal inquiries, the creditors have still not received their savings.
Farmers in Dena in the southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad gathered on Saturday in protest to the way manure was distributed by officials.
Retired workers of the Haft Tapeh Sugarcane factory in the southern province of Khuzestan gathered outside the company’s financial department building protesting their unpaid severance packages.
Water shortage protest
Residence of the Koye Mahdis region in the southern town of Ahvaz gathered on Saturday in protest to the cutting off of the city’s water without prior notice.
They demanded that relevant officials respond to the water cut offs and low water pressure.