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Workers in Iran protest working conditions, capitalism on May Day

About 2,000 workers from Tehran staged a sit-in at the Tehran Labor House on Wednesday, on the eve of May Day, to protest working conditions, wages and privatization, IRNA reported.

The protesters in the meeting called for defending the rights of workers and countering capitalism.

"Without unity and solidarity, workers would not be able to achieve all their legal rights and demands," Head of Iran's Islamic Labor Councils Hassan Sadeqi told IRNA on sidelines of the meeting.

A resolution, read out at the end of the protest meeting, criticizes zero share for laborers of the profits, reaped by capitalists due to laws which facilitate cycle of capital circulation.

It said all laws and regulations should take economic and social justice into account to improve conditions of workers and the fixed income group.

The resolution also called for a logical system for wage payment, halting privatization, curbing the rising contraband of goods in a bid to support domestic production, scrapping bureaucracy, creating jobs and facilitating investment.

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