Iranian sugar-cane workers start new strikes

Submitted by martin on 9 November, 2018 - 10:57 Author: SZAC
Haft Tappeh strikers in August

Renewed strikes by the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company workers in Iran have taken up the demands put forward in August 2018. The August strike was suspended after management and regime officials made a number of commitments that were then not fulfilled.

On day three of the strike, 7 November, the workers warned that “government officials have until next Saturday [10 November] to respond to their demands, otherwise they will transfer the strike to outside the company.”“There is the day-workers’ insurance, the unpaid wages... A workers’ representative has to supervise everything, from the employer to the bottom – both their work and their behaviour... [And] the lands of Haft Tappeh [must] belong to the workers..."

Haft Tappeh is a big agro-industrial complex, including both large sugar-cane plantations and processing factories, in the south-west of Iran, near the border with Iraq.

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