The oil workers’ programme

Submitted by Anon on 30 June, 2006 - 4:13

On 29 October, workers at Ahwaz oil formulated a wide-ranging set of demands:

1. An end to martial law

2. Full solidarity and cooperation with striking teachers in Ahwaz

3. Unconditional release of political prisoners

4. Iranianisation of the oil industry

5. All communications to be in the Persian language

6. All foreign employees to leave the country

7. An end to discrimination against women staff employees and workers

8. The implementation of a law dealing with the housing of oil workers and staff employees.

9. Support for the demands of production workers, including the dissolution of the SAVAK

10. Punishment of corrupt high government officials and ministers

11. Reducing manning schedules for offshore drilling crews

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