Friday, November 13, 2009

[olympiaworkers] Strike by over 1000 Haft Tapeh cane cutters 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.

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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