Brick Factory Workers’ Strike Continues in Bukan

HRANA News Agency – The news from Saroghamish regions in Bukan [West Azerbaijan Province] indicates that the workers of several brick factories continue their strike which began on May 21, 2011.


According to a report by Mukrian News Agency, brick factory workers have demanded a wage increase for each one thousand bricks they handle.  Workers pulling brick wheelbarrows are asking for an increase of $3.30 per one thousand bricks while workers who place the bricks in furnaces are asking for an increase of $0.94.


At the time when this report was being prepared, brick factory employers were not willing to accept the demand made by workers.  Meanwhile, brick factory workers have also announced that until their requests are met, they will continue their strike.


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