An strike by Iranian workers at a steel company

Protests By Workers, Professionals Continue In Iran

Saturday, 11/18/2023

Workers' protests are continuing across Iran's government buildings as grievances fail to be addressed by the regime amid dire poverty.

US-based Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported that a group of farmers staged a demonstration on Saturday in front of the governorate building in Isfahan (Esfahan), central Iran.

The protest showed the desperation of the community who have been ignored over the years. Multiple regions across Iran have witnessed protests from farmers in recent years with data from the Iranian Statistics Center last year reporting that a quarter of the country's farmers had faced unemployment over the past seven years.

Simultaneously on Saturday, temporary contract employees of the ministry of oil gathered for a protest in front of the National Iranian South Oil Company in Ahvaz, demanding an increase in salaries.

In western Iran, a group of nurses in Eslamabad-e Gharb held a protest at a hospital. Additionally, in central Iran, nurses gathered in front of the governorate building in Yazd, expressing dissatisfaction with the lack of attention to their demands.

Nurses, protesting delayed increases for over a year, are now demanding a raise in their wages. On Saturday, the Iranian state news agency IRNA quoted Shamseddin Shamsi, a member of the Supreme Nursing Council, stating that there is a shortage of over 30,000 nurses in the country.

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