The head of Workers House, Esmail Haghparasti, announced that Iranian labors will hold peaceful demonstrations in International Workers’ Day to protest against their current situations. Accordingly the Workers House has filed an application to obtain government’s acknowledgment in this regard.
Talking to Pars Herald, Haghparasti criticized the current conditions of Iranian labors by saying: “In fact, local government doesn’t pay any attention to labors. So, workers are interested in holding peaceful demonstrations to announce their protests. A few months ago, we submitted the application, but the government has yet to confirm our request.”
He urged the Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s government o confirm this application to show “his capabilities for taking criticisms and negative comments from its own people”.
“At this time, we are in the middle of setting up the necessary teams in various provinces and cities of the country to coordinate the upcoming demonstrations.” Esmail Haghparasti concluded.
Recently Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Islamic Republic, paid a one-day visit to Isfahan, the city which hosts several outstanding industries of the country. According to media reports, Isfahani workers have talked with the president regarding their issues, and Ahmadinejad has promised them to address problems in near future.
As a result of international embargoes on Iran’s economy, many companies were forced into closing their factories. This has made many people unemployed in the state.