Iran oil workers strike for better wages amid economic crisis

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  • Date: 01-Jul-2021
  • Source: Arab Weekly
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Country: Gulf
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Iran oil workers strike for better wages amid economic crisis

TEHRAN — Thousands of workers in Iran’s vast energy industry have gone on strike over the past week to press demands for better wages and conditions at oil facilities, Iranian media reported.

The widespread demonstrations underscore the mounting economic pressures on the country as it struggles to secure relief from crippling sanctions.

Footage has spread across social media showing construction workers at 60 oil and petrochemical installations, largely in the country’s oil-rich south, walking off their jobs in protest. In some videos, cars honk and crowds of workers cheer as they stream into the dusty roads, the refinery’s hulking white storage tanks receding behind them.

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