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9/5/04

Some 150 workers stage protest over social security row

Kashan, Isfahan prov, Sept 5, IRNA -- About 150 workers of Kashan Textile Factory gathered in front of the provincial department of Social Security Organization to protest against not being included in the category of the 'arduous labor'.

IRNA reporter in Kashan said that the workers demand that their unemployment period should also be accounted for their record as arduous laborer.

"The Social Security Organization has recognized us as 'arduous laborer' and we paid the fee they charged for the insurance service. Now, when we have become unemployed, they do not account our record at the same category for future," one worker told IRNA.

Director of Social Security Department in Kashan Mansour Nouri told IRNA that he conveyed the workers' complaint to Tehran.

"It is something that the Social Security Organization's officials in Tehran should decide on and I conveyed the matter to them," Nouri said.

The Social Security Organization recognizes about 350 workers of Kashan Textile Factory as 'arduous laborers'.

About 45,000 workers are active in 700 factories of Kashan.

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