The workers of the service line unit of the Ferdowsi branch of the Sanandaj Communication Office went on strike on June 22 2009 near the office. The 52 workers, who are contract workers, were told by the Communication Office that they were about to be sacked and that a new workforce with lower wages would replace them.
This strike has been continuing for three days and the workers have written letters to various government offices, including the Labour Office, the Governor-General's office and the representative of the vali-e faghih [Ayatollah Khamenei].
The workers will be gathering in front of the Governor-General's office on Thursday June 25 2009 at 9am.
Co-ordination Committee for the Formation of Labour Organisations
24 June 2009
Translated by Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network