Friday, March 13, 2009

2,000 workers laid-off in Ahwaz Rolling and Pipes Mill Corporation in Iran !

2,000 part-time workers were laid-off in Rolling and Pipes Mill Corporation (ARPCO) in the southwestern city of Ahwaz.
In the run-up to the Iranian New Year (Persian calendar year starting March 21), the government appointed management laid-off part time workers. The company owes the fired workers at least two months in back pays.
Last August, the workers of the same factory walked out over their unpaid salaries which ended with the security forces breaking up the strike.
ARPCO founded in 1966, posses over 30 years of experience in steel industry. At the time being, on 900,000 square meters land, the factory is producing the highest quality hot rolled coil, black and galvanized E.I.W. and pipeline (API 5L) tubes.
Khuzestan province has the largest workers' population in the country per capital. Haft-Tapeh Sugar Cane factory with over 5,000 workers has been shutdown over pay dispute between the management and labor force.


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