Source: Radio Zamaneh
The Islamic Republic government refused a permit to hold a May Day march so labour organizations observed the date in several indoor locations.
This year the International Workers Day fell on April 30 in Iran due to leap year changes in the Iranian calendar. According to Iranian labour laws, 11th day of the month of Ordibehesht is International Workers Day and this day which usually coincides with May 1 in the Gregorian calendar has fallen on April 30 this year.
Iranian Labour News Agency (ILNA) reports that application for a permit to hold a march on Worker's Day was denied by the government even though the application was put in by the government organization, House of Workers.
Workers held gatherings in various Iranian cities in addition to the capital, and issues of low wages and lack of job security were their top concerns.
Iranian labour groups report that the government has refused to cooperate with workers on holding May Day events for over five years.
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