In my blog yesterday, "An Iranian Revolution", I commented that in 1979, at the beginning of the protests there were a series of strikes, which over a few months brought the economy to a halt. I commented that so far Iranian workers had not begun to exert their influence or to assert their class interests, by such strikes.
According to Yasmine Mather of "Hands Off The People of Iran", in this week's Weekly Worker, a tentative proposal for a General Strike, was put off so that workers organisations that have been playing an increasing role in the protests, could "improve the left’s intervention in current events before contemplating such ambitious calls."
See: WW - "death to The Iranian Regime .
Now according to US publication "Narco News", Iranian car workers have begun to move.
Iran Khodro Workers Take Action .
and Tehran Bus Workers, whose strikes in recent years have resulted in the gaoling of their leaders have issued a statement:
Iranian Bus Workers Statement .