An Iranian border guard supervises the passage of trucks, full of manufactured goods and produce bound for the Shalamsha Port of Entry near Basra, Iraq, - Photo by Alan S. Brown, U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons.

An Iranian border guard supervises the passage of trucks, full of manufactured goods and produce bound for the Shalamsha Port of Entry near Basra, Iraq,

Photo by Alan S. Brown, U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons.

Truck drivers in several Iran provinces are on strike over low wages, a movement which first began in May.

A semi-official news agency in Iran reported the strike on May 23, according to the Associated Press. The strike is taking place in provinces of Fars, Hormozgan, Isfahan, Kerman, Khorasan Razavi, Lorestan and Qazvin, and began as a reaction to driver's complaining their wages are not enough to cover their expenses, according to VOA News.

The nationwide strike has been underway for approximately two weeks, despite not having a union, according to Al-Monitor. The drivers also called for higher pensions, better health insurance, and cheaper truck repair facilities.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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