Iranian retirees protest against delayed pensions

Some 500 retired employees of Iran's steel industry have gathered outside the parliament to stage a protest against the government's delay in paying pensions.

The pensioners urged Iranian parliamentarians and government to quickly probe into the issue, ILNA news agency reported.

The report added that the pensioners also staged a protest outside the parliament on April 17 calling on the government to solve their problems with medical care system.

Aliasghar Bayat, an Iranian official with Social Security Organization had earlier said that 60 percent of Iranian retirees receive the minimum payment.

Source: Trend

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