Zagros steelworkers in Kurdistan staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Labour to demand the payment of eight months in back wages.

One of the workers told ILNA that their employer has not paid their wages and also failed to pay their premiums for the Social Security Fund.

Last July, the owners of the Zagros factory shut it down due to “financial weakness and production losses” and all the workers were laid off.

Since then, the workers have been trying to reopen the factory and get their unpaid wages through repeated protests and calls for government intervention.