An Iranian nurse was fired from her job due to efforts to gain the rights of nurses in the hospital where she worked. Parvin Heydari, a nurse who used to work at the Nabavi Hospital of Dezful in Khuzistan Province, said she had been expelled from her job for having pursued the implementation of the law on improvement of productivity.
She has been fired despite having 17 years of work experience.She explained, “Within six months when I represented the nurses at this hospital, I seriously followed up the implementation of the law to improve productivity. I worked with the staff, and with their cooperation, we gathered signatures and sent a letter to the Department of Labor, demanding implementation of this law. I faced heavy opposition for doing so and was eventually fired from my job.” (The state-run ILNA news agency – September 18, 2017)This is while according to the UN and CSW programs for women’s economic empowerment, women have the right to organize in workplaces and communities to uphold women’s labor rights, ensuring decent work and defining policy priorities.