The following is a brief report on the worrying situation and the wholesale sacking of a group of workers from the Iran Aluminium factory in Sanandaj.
This factory, in the Sanandaj industrial estate, is located farther up than the Shir factory and produces various types of radiators for central heating. It is the only automated aluminium foundry in the area.
On 5 April, 11 workers were sacked from the casting section. This led to a wave of protests from other sections. During the past two years around 100 workers have been sacked from the factory. Many of them had three to eight years’ experience of working at the foundry and had had to work 12 hours a day under inhuman conditions.
The names of the sacked workers are:
Mohammad Nargesi, Shahram Baghaii, Mahmoud Salimi, Khaled Ahmadi, Mahmoud Shariati, Abed Hossein-Panahi, Nader Mofakheri, Assad Neyri, Foad Khosravi, Kourosh Vakili and Jamshid Mozafari.
Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network
19 April 2009
Source: Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network activists in Sanandaj