Telecommunications’ Employees on Strike in Several Cities in Iran

Hundreds of employees of Iran’s Telecommunications Company staged strike and protest gatherings in Lorestan and Khuzestan provinces calling for implementing job classification scheme for telecommunications, direct contracting and job security.

The state-run ILNA news agency reported that the gathering and strikes were held in front of the telecommunications building and also the office of member of the regime’s parliament in Ahwaz while the telecommunications workers in Mashhad had staged a strike since two weeks ago.

According to the report, the demonstrators who are contracting with private companies and mostly work in telecommunications network aerial cable, said: “As long as our demands are not fulfilled, we will continue to protest.”

According to other report, workers and staff of the telecommunications network ground and aerial cable in Mashhad have staged a protest gathering in front of the labor department in Mashhad, Khorassan Razavi province.

Based on the reports, the officials of labor department and telecommunications office in Mashhad tried to end the strike by “giving verbal promise to the striking personnel, including cancelling the warming given to the employees, cancel the layoffs and following up their demands” but the striking employees announced that “as long as they are not given written promise to follow up and meet their demands, they will not stop the strike.”

This is not the first time that the telecommunications personnel staged protest to meet their demands. Previously, the telecommunication staff and employees have staged demonstrations and protest gatherings in front of the regime’s parliament for at least five times since 2015. However, they have not yet received any serious follow up except for hollow verbal promises by the regime’s officials during which time some of their representatives in Mashhad’s telecommunications company have been laid off.

Source » ncr-iran

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