Iran: Two weeks of strikes by the Haft Tappeh sugar workers

Iran: Two weeks of strikes by the Haft Tappeh sugar workers

Sugar cane cutters at the Haft Tappeh sugar factory have been out on strike for two weeks over non-payment of wages.

Workers at Haft Tappeh have been out on strike several times over the past 18 months, over non-payment of wages and bonuses and other issues.

Strikers have been locked out of work and there were arrests of workers in April.

Additionally, petrochemical workers from Gachsaran in south-west Iran were on strike against non-payment of wages earlier this week.

Iran's currency has plummeted recently due to US sanctions. This is steeply affecting living standards, already a major trigger of the strikes and protests earlier this year, during which a slogan was Bread, Jobs, Freedom.

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