Monday, May 01, 2006

Labor Protests in Iran

It has been said that Iran is not free.....well, could something like this happen in Saddam's Iraq?

Thousands of Iranian workers on Monday protested the growing use of short-term employment contracts. It was the most vociferous May Day demonstration the Islamic state has seen in years. The protest came as a reminder to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that, although embroiled in an international dispute over his country's atomic ambitions, he was elected to improve living conditions for the poorest members of society. Short-term contracts, while better paid than regular staff contracts, allow bosses to fire workers more easily and cheaply.

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