The representative of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC) and board members of Tabriz Petrochemical Company announced in a meeting that only the workers with at least a high school degree and 10 years of experience will receive direct contracts with the NPC.
Consequently, only about 550 workers will be eligible for signing direct contracts with NPC and more than 1100 workers will remain in the hands of contracting companies.
The National Petrochemical Company is a subsidiary to the Iranian Petroleum Ministry, owned by the government of the Islamic regime
To force the Tabriz Petrochemical management to eliminate contracting companies more than 1400 Tabriz Petrochemical contract workers' went on a 11 days on March 7, 2011. They demanded the conversion of temporary contracts into direct contracts with the company.