Planters and other workers at the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company staged a sit-in on the factory premises on Monday July 28 to protest delays in the payment of their wages.
ILNA reports that one of the workers said that following repeated protests, the company has now paid half of their wages for the month of May but still owes for the rest of May and all of June. » read more
The Ministry of Labour has called on Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baghher Ghalibaf to revoke the directive for gender segregation in city offices. The ministry maintains that the directive violates the International Labour Convention’s anti-discrimination provisions. » read more
Iran is facing stagflation and a 20-percent decline in national revenue, according to Massoud Nili, the economic advisor to President Hassan Rohani.
In an interview with ILNA, Nili said this level of stagflation is unprecedented in the post-war period, adding that in the past two years, economic growth has been negative while inflation has been consistently above 30 percent. » read more
Iran’s Central Bank says the country’s annual inflation rate now stands at 25.4 percent. The announcement on Sunday July 27 included news that the consumer goods and services price index has gone up by 1.4 percent in Iranian cities compared to last month. » read more
Iran’s Prosecutor General has once again revisited the topic of the opposition leaders’ house arrest, saying the Green Movement leaders will not be released and adding: “They have committed a great crime and have to be held accountable for it.” » read more
The Director General of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime announced the arrival of the first foreign liner at one of the country’s ports since the cancellation of international sanctions on Iran.
He reported that the Taiwanese ship arrived at Shahid Rejai Port in Hormozgan Porvince on Saturday July 26. » read more
Iran’s Environment Commission is to probe the effect of interference waves on public health.
The Iranian government uses interference waves to censor satellite programs, and many people have regarded these waves as the cause of serious health problems for the public. » read more
Tehran’s Deputy Mayor says a regulation passed by the Ministry of the Interior three years ago establishes that men cannot have female secretaries and women cannot have male secretaries.
In a report in the Shargh daily on Sunday July 27, the Deputy Mayor said the regulation was adopted by Tehran City Council some time ago and is nothing new. » read more
The head of Tehran City Council says the money budgeted for building new mosques in the capital should be used to restore the city's historical mosques.
Ahmad Masjed Jamei told reporters on Friday July 35, following a week-long tour of Tehran’s historic buildings, that the budget for the four-year plan to build 400 new mosques would be better used to restore the city's historical and heritage buildings. » read more