The Tudeh (Iranian communist party) is calling on the public to support two important strikes that are going on in Iran. The strike of the sugar workers against the Hart Tappah Sugarcane Complex, which began in early November, has involved major street demonstrations in the city of Shush, in Khuzestan Province in the west of the country. Demands include the release of two people arrested in the strike, and the nationalization of the privately owned company.
The second strike is by workers at the Iran National Steel Industrial group in Ahvaz, in the South of the Country.
The Tudeh, which is heavily repressed in Iran, denounces both the bad conditions for the workers and the use of repression and trickery by the government in trying to break these strikes.