Iranian workers, farmers, retirees, government employees and educators held 13 separate gatherings, protesting their economic woes.
Farm supervisors protest in Tehran
According to the state-run ILNA News Agency, on Monday, a group of farm supervisors from all over the country gathered outside Iran’s Minister of Agriculture building in Tehran. They were demanding recruitment by the ministry and permanent contracts.
They said that despite working for decades in the framework of the Ministry with years of experience and expertise, as a rule, the Ministry did not recruit them and refused to give them permanent work contracts.
Shiraz Telecommunications company pensioners protest in Tehran
According to ILNA, around 300 of the Shiraz Telecom Company pensioners gathered on Monday outside of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade in protest to not receiving their salaries when they were employed at the company.
They said that it had been 12 years that officials had not paid the salaries of around 1,200 pensioners. The protesters said that officials told them that they could not pay them due to “economic problems”. The company owns each of them around 5 to 70 million tomans (around $1,187 to $16,625).
Employees of Equity Shares Company protest in Tehran
Employees of the Edalat Equity Shares, described as a sort of government subsidy plan, gathered outside the parliament on Monday to protest their lack of job security.
They said that they had been laid off despite having 12 years of work experience. This is not the first time these protesters gathered outside the parliament. In January, a number of them gathered to demand 48 months of their wages.
They said they would continue their protests until their demands were met.
Oil and Gas University personnel protest in Gachsaran
A number of the personnel at the Gachsaran Oil and Gas University in southwest Iran gathered outside the town’s Governorate in protest to the university’s compulsory one month, unpaid leave. They asked that the Governor of Gachsaran in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province find a solution for their economic woes.
Defrauded Caspian creditors gather in Tehran
On Monday, a group of defrauded creditors of the Revolutionary Guards Affiliated Caspian Credit Institute gathered outside the institute’s offices in Tehran demanding their money.
Pars Economic Energy Region employees gather in southern Iran
On Monday, a group of employees of the Pars Economic Energy Region in Asaluyeh, Bushehr Province gathered for the second time. They were protesting the cancellation of special work shifts which allowed them to work more than a day without going home.
Job seekers protest in Hoveyzeh, SW Iran
A group of job seekers in Hoveyzeh in the southwestern province of Khuzestan gathered outside the Khuzestan Provincial building.
They said that they had been waiting to be hired by the Petroleum Engineering and Development Company (PEDEC) for three years.
One of the job seekers told ILNA that the company brought excuses not to hire them. Another job seeker said that the provincial governor had promised them last month that they would be hired by the company. The promise was not kept.
Qazvin road toll workers protest state of limbo
A group of road toll workers in the northwestern province of Qazvin gathered outside the provincial governorate’s building for the second time in protest to being kept in a state of limbo.
Reports indicate that around 135 workers, who worked at the toll gates, are now in an undetermined state after the gates became automated.
Government employees protest not receiving promised land
According to ILNA, a group of workers from various government companies in the town of Nishapur in northeastern Iran gathered on Sunday to demand the lands that was promised to them 10 years ago. They said that if officials did not see to their economic woes, they would gather everyday outside of the Road and Urban Planning Office until their demands were met.
In the contract that they signed, they were promised a piece of land to build a home if they travelled from larger cities to the smaller towns for work. The promise has still not been kept after 10 years.
Literacy educators protest not being officially hired
On Sunday, a group of educators from Iran’s Literacy Movement Organization gathered in protest to not being officially hired.
Metro Holding employees gather in Tehran
On Monday, a group of employees from the Metro Holding Company gathered in protest to a change in their working conditions outside the company’s main offices. The protesters chanted slogans against Mohsen Hashemi, the head of Tehran’s City Council and demanded his resignation.
Protesters gather in Chabahar against regime’s prosecutor in SE Iran
On Monday, residents of a number of regions in Chabahar gathered outside the judiciary’s office. The residents of the impoverished province of Sistan and Baluchestan said that the town’s prosecutor supported regime elites who stole the people’s lands.
Angry employees of hygiene centers gather in Ahvaz
On Sunday, a large group of employees from various cities in the southwestern province of Khuzestan gathered outside the Medical Sciences University in Ahvaz in protest to their economic woes.
The protesters demanded their unpaid wages, and higher wages.
A video of the gathering showed a government agent striking one of the demonstrators which was met with angry chants by the protesters.
1% of Iran’s population own 85% of Iran’s wealth
Despite the dire state of the economy which has left more than half of Iran’s population under the line of poverty, Iran officials still refuse to respond to ordinary Iranians’ economic woes.
Iranians are angry that regime elites live in abundance as they struggle to make ends meet.
According to a regime affiliated economist who recently spoke to the state-run ILNA News Agency, “about 1% of Iran’s population owns around 85% of all the wealth in Iran”.