On Monday alone, there were six separate protests and strikes in different parts of Iran from workers over protests wages.
The staff of Farabi petrochemical company in Mahshahr port went on strike protest to their unpaid salaries.
The workers of Kharadegh in Naghadeh held a strike to protest not receiving their wages for over seven months. They gathered outside the local bureau and the governor’s office.
In Tehran, hundreds of retirees gathered to protest not receiving their pensions. While hundreds of more retirees rallied in Isfahan to protest against their unpaid salaries.
The employees of the Telecommunication Office in Ahvaz gathered in front of the central office of Telecommunication of Khuzestan province. They shouted: “Shame on our telecommunication officials. Give us our rights!”
The workers of the Azarab factory of Arak organized a protest gathering in front of the factory, despite the ban on gatherings and the shutdown of the factory, which was announced by regime agents. The workers called for the release of workers arrested during the Sunday protests. They were joined by the family members of those arrested
Mrs. @Maryam_Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (#NCRI), hailed the courageous and resilient workers of Azarab and urged the people of Arak, especially the defiant youths, to rise in support of the protesting workers. #IranProtests
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) October 21, 2019
The Regime had stationed a large group of suppressive forces inside and outside the factory, who responded to peaceful protests by throwing tear gas at the families. It was then that the workers, in support of the families, clashed with the suppressive forces stationed there.
These brave workers were hailed by Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who urged the people of Arak, especially the young people, to join the protests. She also called on the International Labor Organization, labor syndicates and unions as well as all advocates of human and workers’ rights to condemn the anti-labor policies of the mullahs’ regime and support the rights of Iranian workers.
The Regime’s response to all of the protests in Iran has been further suppression, hoping to increase pressure on the Iranian people and stop them from rising up, with no attempts to answer the people’s demands or solve their problems.