During the strike, hundreds of workers gathered outside the main entrance to the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane factory on April 7th. The strike began at 8 AM and ended at 11 AM after the company’s management promised to pay unpaid wages within the next two days and to take other demands of workers into prompt consideration.
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Ali Nejati’s wife was finally able to meet with him on March 5th after nearly one month since his arrest on March 8, 2009. In this visit, Mr. Nejati’s morale was very high; he defended Haft Tapeh workers’ union and the fact that all allegations against workers are unjust and wrong. Mr. Nejati has been detained by the Intelligence Ministry in the City of Ahwaz, Khuzistan province. Nejati as well as a number of other union activists have been persecuted and charged with "acting against national security" as a result of their labour activity and the formation of their trade union.
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