Hepco Workers in Arak- February 5, 2018
Iran Uprising -No. 72
On Monday morning, February 5, about a thousand workers of Heavy Equipment Production Company (HEPCO) marched on the streets of Arak. In recent months, these workers have repeatedly stopped working and demonstrated in protest of non-payment of their salaries for eight months. A large number of people in Arak rallied in support of the workers.
The deprived workers chanted slogans regarding their dire living conditions.
Workers repeated their rally at the Arak National Garden on Monday evening, with hundreds of people joining them.
The Iranian Resistance salutes the brave workers of HEPCO, and calls on all the people, especially the youth of Arak, to show their support and solidarity with them, and calls on labor syndicates and unions as well as international labor rights advocates to condemn the anti-labor and repressive policies of the mullahs’ regime and to support the striking workers.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
February 5, 2018