Protests by employees of Akay Internet Company in Rafsanjan and railway workers in Sirjan, Ahmedabad and Kaheh in Iran

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On Thursday, August 9, 2018, the employees of the Akay Internet Company in Rafsanjan, Iran protested against the failure to receive seven months of their delayed wages and at the same time the railway workers in Sirjan, Ahmedabad and Kaheh, Iran also protested against their wage arrears.

On Thursday, employees of Akay Internet Company in Rafsanjan gathered in the city opposite the Rafsanjan governorate in protest to the non-payment of their 7 months of delayed salaries.

Akay Internet Travel Company is a service company specializing in the design and full implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.

Also, on Thursday, August 9th, railway workers of Sirjan, Ahmadabad and Kaheh in Rafzanjan, continued their strike in protest to the non-payment of their salaries.

At the same time as the call by the Coordination Council of Workers and Staff for maintaining the railway line for protests, since Friday, July 20th, workers from Sirjan, Khorasan, Bandar-Torkman, Sarakhs, Shahrud, Damghan, and Semnan also joined the railway workers’ protests.

Workers say that the factor behind the intensification of the trade union protests was the neglect of the employers of contracting companies to pay the workers’ salaries and demands. According to them, officials and other stakeholders are silent instead of rationalizing a solution to end the strike, and some are threatening to dismiss, creating protests among workers.

The workers have stated that the disregard of political officials and work departments, especially the high ranking officers of the railways, in the situation of the workers of the technical building lines and other workers in other parts of the country’s railways, such as the hosts, who have many trade problems with contractors, has caused disappointment and a sense of failure among the protesting railway workers.

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