One of the most suffering groups in Iran are the laborers. The condition of laborers will not improve as long as there are enough representatives of the Majlis of Iran. This was stated by Parviz Moradi, an activist from Iran who also said that presently, in the Iranian Parliament, there is only a single representative from labor parties.
Parviz Moradi, when talking to Pars Herald, also added that there are presently no integrated political parties in Iran who are labor oriented. He also pointed out that this is not the situation in other countries, where there are several representatives of laborers in the parliament, who ensure that the rights of laborers are defended at all times.
The major complaint received in the case of Iran is that the government and political interests do not take any steps for the uplifting of laborers in Iran, and laborers feel that they are being cheated and deceived by the Government of Iran. They went on to say that the Government has been promising them tangible solutions, but they are not being undertaken.
Sometime ago, there was a bill tabled by Maljis for the increase of wages among laborers. However, it could not be implemented as there was no work being done by the government towards the proposal made. This is disappointing, as the stipend and wages that are being provided to laborers are shockingly low and with such high inflation levels in the country, they are unable to manage their family’s expenses properly.
The situation has become even more pathetic as the Government of Iran did not let the laborers carry out peaceful demonstrations on the day of International Laborers, as ordered by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. This drew much criticism from politicians present in Iran and other parts of the world, too, as even peaceful demonstrations were not allowed to be carried out.
To further worsen things, it is now learnt that the condition of laborers were better during the times of Mohammad Khatami and Hashemi Rafsanjani, when compared to the present day scenario.