300 workers of Imam Khomeini International Airport staged a sit-in in protest to non-payment of wages and benefits for over six months on Saturday June 30.

Fars News Agency reports that the protesting workers are involved in the southern runway project, the pilgrimage terminal and freight development of the international airport. The workers demand payment of back wages by the contractors.

One of the protesters saiys: “The policy of the outgoing administration is to provide government funds for projects that will end this year before the end to this administration.”

The report adds that projects that will stretch beyond the year have not received the promised government loans and left contractors without the needed funds.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad administration will be replaced by the Rohani administration after the president-election takes over in August.