Locals in a village in northwestern Iran held a gathering to demand drinking water while hospital nurses in a Tehran hospital demanded higher pay in protests held yesterday and today.
Tehran nurses demand higher wages
In Tehran, nurses at Milad Hospital gathered today to demand higher wages. A protester said nurses have put their lives at risk to provide healthcare during the pandemic, but their wages have not increased.
A health official said in December 2020 that Iranian nurses were getting lower wages during the country’s raging COVID-19 pandemic. The Head of the Supreme Council of Nurses Organization said despite the added workload during the pandemic, nurses’ wages had decreased and were delayed for up to four months.
Qazvin locals protest damage to water pipes
In Qazvin, locals protested not having drinking water in the past days. According to the state-run ILNA News Agency, the villagers from Lat Village gathered outside the mayor’s office. The report said four kilometers of their pipes in mountainous regions had been cut off by villagers in Gilan Province, in northern Iran.
A protester, Hamdollah Hosseini, said it had been nearly a decade that Lat Village had water problems due to disagreements with Nodeh Village locals in Gilan Province.
The cold winder and cutoff of the villages’ potable water has created many problems for the locals.
Workers demand better work conditions
Employees of the National Iranian Oil Company held a gathering in Tehran’s Taleghani Street to demand better livelihood conditions, healthcare, and changes in their retirement documents yesterday.
Also in Abadan, southwestern Iran, oil workers gathered outside the Abadan Refinery to demand changes in their work conditions. Cement workers in Dehloran, western Iran held protests for the fourth consecutive day to demand their unpaid wages and insurance.