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Iran Factory Workers Strike Again Over Wage Arrears

Workers at Iran's Alborz tire factory are one week into a resumed strike over salary arrears, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

Workers at the factory in Eslamshahr, 10 kilometers outside of Tehran, reportedly received only 50 percent of their back pay, which still includes four months' worth of salaries and a New Year's bonus from last year.

The workers first went on strike in October but ended their walkout after receiving some back wages along with a promise of a loan from Iran's Industry Ministry to help the company pay back wages.

The Alborz factory -- which has some 1,400 employees -- has seen frequent protests and strikes in recent years over unpaid wages.