Truck Drivers’s Strike

Iran Uprising - No. 219

From the morning of Thursday, November 1, the fourth round of strike of heavy truck drivers started, and covered vast sections of the country. Drivers from different provinces including Tehran, Isfahan, Khuzestan, West Azarbaijan, East Azarbaijan, Khorasan Razavi, South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Sistan and Baluchestan, Fars, Kermanshah, Kerman, Hamedan, Golestan, Zanjan, Semnan, Hormozgan and others stopped working.

Drivers had earlier gone to strike in June, August and October to protest dire livelihood conditions, low freight rates, expensive spare parts, tough insurance conditions, and so on. Their third round of strike lasted 21 days. Strikers, in addition to previous demands, demand the release of drivers who were arrested in the third round of the strike.

The strike is carried out at a time when the regime was struggling to prevent the strike through a variety of pressures and threats. Some drivers were summoned to the prosecutor's office.

The Iranian resistance calls on all youth to support the striking drivers, and calls on the labor unions and the International Labor Organization and other organizations defending the rights of workers and the working people to condemn the repressive measures taken by the Iranian regime against drivers and to support their strike to get their rights.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
November 1, 2018