Day seven of Iran Tyre workers’ strike


According to the Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) Iran Tyre sacked 80 contract workers and day labourers on January 25 and a further 130 on January 26. Iran Tyre managers intend to sack more workers by the end of the current Iranian year on March 20.

One of the striking workers said that around 1000 workers are employed in the factory and 600 of them are on temporary contracts. Some of the workers have worked there for as long as 15 years.

Iran Tyre was founded in 1964 and currently over half of its shares are owned by the Dispossessed Foundation of the Islamic Revolution (Bonyad-e Mostazafin Enghelab-e Eslami)!

A sacked worker told ILNA that “because the boss has been paying their insurance to the Social Welfare Office on a seasonal and casual basis, these workers can’t use the uninterrupted services of unemployment insurance.”

During the past year Iran’s economy has shrunk by 5 per cent and even the regime’s officials admit that there is an unemployment crisis in Iran. Yet the ruthless attacks on the working class continue despite improvements in the regime’s diplomatic position.

Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network (IWSN) calls on all workers, trade unionists, socialists and other activists around the world to publicise the plight of Iranian workers and support their struggles against all attacks on their jobs, working conditions and living standards.

Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network (IWSN)

26 January 2014

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