*Layoffs and strikes at:
- Hangam Khodro Co in Esfahan
- Saveh Rolling and Profile Mills
- Alvand Lamp Factory in Ghazvin
*Labor related incidents:
Based on the limited reports received by media outlets, six workers were killed last week in work related accidents.
*Update on Incarcerated Labor Activists:
Incarcerated labor activist and member of the the board of directors of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company Reza Shahabi announced that he will continue with his hunger strike and abstain from taking any medications until he has been granted medical furlough. Shahabi launched a hunger strike on December 17th, 2012 protesting the insulting behavior by the prison guards and the refusal of prison authorities to grant him medical furlough.
Ali Nejati a member of the board of directors of The Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Factory Trade Union was summoned to the 4th branch of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj following his trial at the 1st branch of the prosecutor’s office in Shush (Khuzestan province) on October 13th, 2012 in which he was charged with traveling to Kordestan and singing the local Lori folklore song “Dayeh, Dayeh” at a private party. To date Nejati and his wife Shahnaz have been summoned four times to the Revolutionary Courts in Shush, Dezful and Sanandaj and interrogated based on baseless accusations.