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jeudi, 7 juillet 2022



A wave of strikes in Iran : we stand in solidarity !

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Iran is particularly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the representatives in France of the Socialist Solidarity with Workers in Iran explained the catastrophic situation : the hospitals "are overwhelmed and lacking in resources ; precarious populations are deprived of incomes ; the progression of Covid-19 is dazzling. In Iran, the health system is particularly threatened. Due to internal corruption and speculation, millions of people, already suffering from the economic hardships, lost their jobs, without any income. Galloping unemployment and drastic rise of inflation are going hand in hand with this Covid-19 crisis. The economic pressures, as much as the progression of the disease are crushing the population"

On July 15, Amnesty International said : »There has been an alarming escalation in the use of the death penalty against protesters, dissidents, and members of minority groups in Iran« . During the month of July, a total of eight protesters had their death sentences upheld by the Supreme Court, including three men - Amir Hossein Moradi, Mohammad Rajabi, and Saied Tamjidi - whose initial sentence caused outrage on social media and forced the temporary delay of their executions.

It is in this context, and in the face of the ever-fierce repression by the regime in place, the Iranian workers continue their struggles. Increasing number of strikes and protests take place. The workers at the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Mill in Ahvaz have been on strike for more than 50 days ; it is the longest strike in their history, yet marked by much resistance and social struggles. They are on strike in protest to unpaid wages, for more than three months, poor working conditions and lack of response from regime authorities. A few days ago, thousands of workers from several major sectors of the petroleum and petrochemical industry went on strike in a coordinated manner. At the end of last week, the teachers organized a demonstration in front of the Islamic assembly denouncing social injustice.

The member of the »International Labor Network of Solidarity and Struggles« reaffirm their support and solidarity with the workers in Iran. International solidarity is essential, let us know our struggles all over the world !

Comrades of Socialist Solidarity with the Workers in Iran releases a non-exhaustive list of striking factories and refineries in Iran. Never seen since the major strikes of 1978 !

30 factories, refineries and industrial centers whose workers have been on strike throughout the country in recent days :

1. Haft Tapeh Sugar Factory
2. Hepco industry
3. Qeshm Refinery
4. Abadan Refinery
5. Jafir Refinery
6. Kangan Refinery
7. South Pars Refinery Phase 24, 4 and 24
8. Parsian Refinery
9. Lamerd Petrochemicals
10. Urmia Bus Company
11. Mahshahr Refinery
12. Esfahan Refinery
13. South Pars Bidkhoon Power Station
14. Toos Dasht Azadegan Asphalt Company
15 Assaluyeh petrochemical site
16. Qeshm Refinery
17. Abadan Refinery
18. Jafir Refinery
19. Kangan Refinery
20. South Pars Refinery, Phases 24, 2 and 24
21. Parsian Refinery
22. Lamerd Petrochemical
23. Urmia Bus Company
24. Mahshahr Refinery
25. Esfahan Refinery
26. South Pars Bidkhoon Power Plant
27. Toos Dasht Azadegan Asphalt Company
28. Assaluyeh Petrochemical Site
29. Mashhad Power Plant
30. Tabriz Power Plant