Sunday, May 19, 2019 | ePaper
Iran sugar workers strike over unpaid wages
Workers at Iran's oldest sugar cane company went on strike on Saturday over unpaid wages, calling for the troubled factory to be nationalised, the semi-official news agency ILNA reported.
ILNA published a photo of a rally by workers from the Haft Tapeh company in Shush, southwestern Iran, showing women marching with their children - one holding a sign saying: "We are hungry."
Haft Tapeh employs about 4,000 workers and was first established in 1962.
Workers have staged numerous rallies over delayed wages and unpaid pensions since the company's privatisation in February 2016, with protests increasing in recent weeks.