Truck drivers continue protests in Iran

Truck drivers continue protests in Iran

The strike by Iranian truck drivers, over low wages and high cost of spare parts, has continued in the country.

The truck drivers are protesting what they call "terrible working conditions". They are demanding better pay, pensions, and stronger trade unions, as well as government subsidies to buy such things as tires and expensive parts that must be imported, RadioFarda reported.

Many strikers were arrested by the government in the past two weeks, in an attempt to force the rest of the drivers to take back into the road without resolving the problems. 

Hundreds of gas stations and many factories throughout the country are closed as gas and materials for production have no longer been transported by the truckers.