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    Default Workers’ wages are not enough to put bread on the table

    Some media in Iran reported yesterday that the Supreme Council had agreed to increase the minimum wage of USD 320 a month for 2012. Initially, employers didn’t want to increase wages at all but finally they accepted a 10% wage increase. In a meeting, comprised of a panel of workers, government representatives and employers, the workers demanded a 40% increase and the government demanded an 18% wage increase.

    The minimum wage published for the upcoming Iranian New Year shows that employers and the government have collaborated against the workers and the 18% wage increase has been the final rate agreed to. However, this does not take into consideration the inflation rate of 15% per year, announced by the Iranian Central Bank and the Statistical Center of Iran. Wages would have had to increase by 21% to 26% to account for this. Only then could it be said that the Iranian regime attempts to serve employees. Even so, Iranian workers haven't had wage increases in the last few decades. Indeed, even the 40% wage increase put forward by the Great Center of Trade Unions in the meeting was inadequate. Can this Center answer why, even with the 40% increase, the minimum wage would still be less than the minimum wage in Turkey and Morocco?

    One of the main problems of Iranian workers is that they don’t have powerful independent unions. This is because the Iranian regime, both reformist and conservative factions, has always oppressed workers’ rights. If Iranian workers had true organization, then they could get adequate wages for a family of 5 to cover the cost of daily living. The best way for workers to achieve strong protection is through unity and numbers in union organization.

    The workers experience over last three decades has proved that without struggle against the Iranian regime it is impossible to achieve their rights.
    The Fadaian (Aghaliyat) Organization demands a minimum wage that is adequate for a family of five. In addition, we demand the right of freedom of assembly, the right to organize unions and the right to strike.

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    US$320 a month is even higher than low level govt. employees salary in India. Most people here live on less than US$4 a day per family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amal View Post
    US$320 a month is even higher than low level govt. employees salary in India. Most people here live on less than US$4 a day per family.
    1- then a revolutionary conclusion would be: Indian workers should struggle harder for a higher salary.

    2- Iranian currency (Rial) is rapidly losing its value. inflation rate is very high in Iran, and its growing day by day. current salary which is 3897540 Rials per month, is not equal to US$320 at present time, its about US$200 when im writing and may be even lesser when you read! on the other hand, prices in Iran are higher than most countries including India.

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    Both my parents work and at the end of the month we don't have spare money to buy anything.
    Meaning, we do have money to put bread on the table, but we don't have it to buy anything else, so I either start working for a burgeois bastard as soon as possible or work to spread revolutionary ideals, maybe I will do both at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amal View Post
    US$320 a month is even higher than low level govt. employees salary in India. Most people here live on less than US$4 a day per family.
    But what does a dollar buy in India compared to Iran ?

    I would expect that in Iran it buys a lot less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piet11111 View Post
    But what does a dollar buy in India compared to Iran ?
    I would expect that in Iran it buys a lot less.
    I don't have any idea and that's why I don't want to comment on that. But as far as I know, to catch the market of oil rich countries, most business organizations around the world compete with each other and at least that can possibly give Iran a stable market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amal View Post
    I don't have any idea and that's why I don't want to comment on that. But as far as I know, to catch the market of oil rich countries, most business organizations around the world compete with each other and at least that can possibly give Iran a stable market.
    Iran is victim to sanctions and inflation is rapidly making life impossible for the working masses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by piet11111 View Post
    Iran is victim to sanctions and inflation is rapidly making life impossible for the working masses.
    In that case, imperialism is much more responsible for the bad conditions of working class of Iran than the Iranian rulers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amal View Post
    In that case, imperialism is much more responsible for the bad conditions of working class of Iran than the Iranian rulers.
    the main reason is internal. its because of cutting subsides and governmental corruption.

    most of the governmental funds are directed to army, secret police, religious organizations and foreign aid to Islamic regimes allies such as Asad in Syria or hezbollah in Lebanon.

    in the end there is nothing but fist, baton, bullet, prison, torturing chamber and mass grave left for Iranian people.

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