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Gap Between Iranian Workers’ Wages, Living Costs Widens to 67%

Gap Between Iranian Workers’ Wages, Living Costs Widens to 67%Gap Between Iranian Workers’ Wages, Living Costs Widens to 67%

Workers’ representative in the Supreme Labor Council, Ali Khodaei, put forward three main demands in a meeting with the newly-appointed Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare Mohammad Shariatmadari earlier this week. 
Workers’ wages are well below living wage, he said, adding that the gap between workers’ wage and their living wage has widened to 67% in the current fiscal year (March 2018-19) due to the recent economic difficulties, suggesting that a worker’s salary can only cover 33% of the costs of living for a three-member household.

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