Iran: Strike by over 1000 Haft Tapeh canecutters ends in victory!

More than 1000 cane cutters at the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company have ended their three day strike after the management agreed to meet the workers’ demands.

Haft Tapeh logo

The cane cutters went on strike at 11am on November 9 and continued their strike the next by gathering at the cane cutting camp of the company. The workers demanded the immediate payment of the annual productivity bonus. Most of the cane cutters are seasonal workers from the nearby Lorestan province, working for the company for five or six months a year.

The workers ended the strike on November 12 once their bonuses were paid. The success of this strike is even more remarkable when we consider the fact that many of the leaders of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company Workers’ Trade Union are in prison.

Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network
12 November 2009.

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