Iranian regime officials have placed the sugar industry on the brink of collapse by mismanagement and unbridled sugar imports. In this context, they have used the dire state of the industry as a pretext to cheaply take control over sugar factories under the guise of “privatization.”
Government managers in the sugar cane industry refuse to pay worker salaries and deflect their legitimate demands, resorting to only making false promises. Thousands of workers in the industry are suffering from difficult living conditions to the extent that they cannot even fulfill the basic needs of themselves and their families.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 5, 2009