Workers hold out hope for jobs at closed sugar refinery

Workers from the Varamin Sugar Refinery, which was recently shut down, gathered in front of the plant in protest once again on Saturday10___images_varamin-e1423912431269.jpg


ILNA reports that management has not been clear about the workers’ situation, and they still maintain hope of returning to their jobs

Some reports indicate that management is looking to get rid of contract workers as soon as their contracts expire; however, the company has not made any arrangements regarding their final pay

The Varamin Sugar Refinery, one of the country’s oldest sugar refineries, was shut down due to a shortage of raw material, according to the company, and that left 400 people unemployed

The workers have been gathering in protest in front of the factory since late January to demand their jobs back

160 of the workers have over 20 years of seniority at work and the rest have two to 16 years

Some of the workers could reportedly be retired under the Hard and Hazardous Jobs legislation; however, the company reportedly has not paid their insurance payments for the past two years, which would facilitate the process