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Month: June 2013

Presidential Election in Iran

By Satar Rahmani   Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) despite 34 years of bloody repression is still engulfed in economic and political crisis. Political crisis, tensions and conflicts between factions has always been a characteristic of IRI, but the current…

A summary report on unemployment rate in Iran

According to the government-controlled “Iran’s Statistical Centre”, in autumn 2012, the economic participation rate (the percentage of the active population, unemployed or employed, at working-age) in the total population from age 10 and older was 37.5%. The index calculated 61.3%…

Minimum wages at the lowest possible level

The official minimum wage for the year 1392 in Iran, as determined by supreme council of labour is 487 thousand Tomans a month, with the current market value of Rial this would be approximately US$140.00 per month.   Minimum wage…

May Day in Iran

May Day in Iran is not recognized as workers’ holiday. On May Day workers go to work as usual and lack the right to protest for their basic internationally recognized rights. For many years workers activists have been fighting the…