The Iranian government also has an internal crisis on its hands. The country's high level of poverty has triggered a series of intense social struggles.
With pay stagnating and conditions under constant review by management bus workers in the Midlands have voted three to one in favour of industrial action.
Workers at 21 road haulage firms, 56 bus companies and ten warehouse terminals are to go on indefinite strike in Finland from Sunday, 6pm.
The following letter, addressing world labour organisations, was issued in Tehran on Monday by the Tehran bus workers’ union Syndica Vahed.
A demonstration will be held tomorrow evening in support of the arrested Iranian bus drivers who've been striking since the end of last month.
The latest attack on workers' rights around the world is now hitting the people who make public transportation possible in many of the world's metro areas.
In Stockholm, Gothenburg and Helsinki, commuters are taking the initiative in the fight for decent, free public transportation.
200 imprisoned union bus workers released; all were denied the right to return to their jobs. Hundreds more are still in prison.
Harry Harrington, a New York city MTA Train Operator writes his account and analysis of the strike that shut down New York.
Hundreds of striking bus workers of the state-owned Vahed bus company are still in detention in Tehran today following the vicious attack by thousands of members of the security forces on their strike on Saturday 28th January.