Friday, October 10, 2008

Iran: inflate

The Central Bank of Iran has announced that the inflationrate is 29,4%.
The implementation of the VAT is postponed for two months by president Ahmadinejad, due to widespread protests around the country (f.i. in the bazaars gold-and silvertraders went on strike).
The bill was meant to put a hold on inflation.
Yesterday the jewelers in Tabriz have gone on strike for the second time this week.
They protest because they claim it has slowed gold markets and increases prices.

The workers of the Alborz Tire company did gather on the premises of the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs to protest the lack of response to their demands by the authorities.
ILNA reports that the chairman of Unemployment Insurance in the Ministry has said that the presidential officeis asked to take similar steps as in the case of Farnakh and Mehnakh factories, and issue the removal of the current owner.
The workers say that officials who have been put in charge of reviewing the issues of the workers in Alborz tire factory have taken a protracted position and instead of reviewing and addressing labor issues, they put their support behind the management.
According to statements of the workers in Alborz tire factory, officials have told them that if they are interested in preserving their position in the factory, they must participate and become partners in managing the workshop.

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.

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