Iranian factory workers, truck drivers and nurses have continued the new wave of nationwide strikes as part of the antigovernment protest movement.
In the third month of the uprising against the Islamic Republic, a new round of strikes has begun in industrial, service, oil and gas sectors.
The organizers of protests said on social media that the workers at oil and gas sector have announced readiness to go on strike at different phases of Kangan and Asaluyeh fields in the Persian Gulf region.
Meanwhile, the employees of Madkoush Pelletizing Company in Bandar Abbas in southern Iran also held a gathering and stopped work to protest inattention to their demands.
Workers at Safe Khodro Car Manufacturing Company as well as drivers and truckers continued their strikes on Tuesday.
Reports from the cities of Shiraz, Esfahan, Sanandaj, Bandar Abbas, etc. show that the drivers are keeping up with their pledge to hold a ten-day strike to cripple the transportation system.
A video received by Iran International shows that a group of nurses at Imam Khomeini Hospital in Tehran stopped working and gathered chanting slogans to claim their rights.
In the meantime, the Oslo-based Human Rights Organization said the number of people killed during anti-government protests in Iran has risen to 448 including 60 children and 29 women.
“In the last week alone, more than 16 people were killed by repressive forces in Iran. Of those, 12 were killed in Kurdish areas,” noted the organization.