Sepahan Cement workers strike, Iran
A total of 700 workers from Sepahan Cement Company have entered their third day of strike action in protest against unfavourable legal and working conditions, according to local press reports.
According to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA), the protestors have written to the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social welfare along with MPs regarding their concerns but to no effect. This has led to strike action on factory grounds.
The workers have hired a lawyer to pursue their demands for better conditions, pay and benefits with the judiciary. The head of the Isfahan Islamic Work Associations, Ahmadreza Moini, told ILNA that more than 700 of the plant's workers are contracted through brokers, and these brokers are not paying the workers their proper wages.