Economy, Domestic Economy

Workers Protest Low Wages

Workers Protest Low WagesWorkers Protest Low Wages

Representatives of workers have filed a complaint against the Supreme Labor Council at the Parliament’s Article 90 Committee, reported Mehr News Agency. They claim the council failed to adequately raise their minimum wages in the Iranian calendar year 1392 – which ended 21 March 2014. The Court of Administrative Justice had earlier rejected their complaint. Based on labor law, every year the Supreme Labor Council is required to raise the minimum wages for workers to cope with the official inflation rate. The protesters believe the wage increase in that year was far less than the inflation rate. The Parliament’s Article 90 Committee is responsible to deal with complaints made against the country’s three branches of power including the legislative, executive, and judicial powers.