Privatization, only way to salvage economy

April 29, 2009 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Expediency Council Chairman Hashemi Rafsanjani said on Tuesday that privatization is the only way to establish a vibrant economy.

“Real privatization is the way to salvage the country,” Rafsanjani said in a meeting with representatives of labor unions.
According to the Article 44 of the Constitution most state-run companies must be privatized.
The former president went on say that if the number of job opportunities exceeds the number of job seekers, then workers can gain their full rights.
He also said creating a “feeling of contentment” among workers increases “productivity”.
Rafsanjani also said labor union protests were very influential in the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. He also praised the role of workers in the Sacred Defense (the 1980-88 Iraqi war against Iran) and their contributions to reconstruction efforts which started after the war