Tuesday, September 4, 2012

5 million day labourers without insurance and any rights

HRANA – while the government claims success in reducing unemployment, 5 million of the workforce in Iran are DAY Labourers without any legal protection such as insurance. Day labourers are those, who receive money only for days they work and are not protected by the labour law and its regulations such as insurance, job ranking, overtime, commission, experience, social benefits etc. The number of day labourers is increasing and often are working in the service sector.
The former member of industrial arbitration said in an interview that no governmental institution considers oneself responsible for these workers. He added that today the day labourers receive something between 50 and 70 thousand Toman (~ 20- 30 $) per day.
The estimated poverty line for this year is around 20 $ per day.