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[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Tuesday 17 Azar 1360 – 11 [10] Safar 1402 [8 December 1981]

[Issue No.:] 11453

[Page:] 14


Announcement of the Ministry of Labour with Regard to not Ruling in Favour of Dismissed Workers who are Members of the Perverse Baha’i Sect.

Relating to the rehabilitation of employees who will be covered by Employment Laws or Agricultural [Labour Laws], and employees in all government departments, semi government institutions or government affiliated [organisations], the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare issued a Circular yesterday— in relation to [dismissed] employees who will lodge a complaint, to all departments of Labour and Social Welfare stating that:

…Given Clause 8 of Article 29 of the Human Resources Restructuring Act, [applicable to] Government Ministries and Affiliated Organizations, which was enacted on 5 Mehr 1360 [27 September 1981] by the Islamic Consultative Assembly, the penalty for those who   believe in Baha’ism (which, according to Islamic Consensus is considered not to be a [religion] of [? Iran] Islam) or who are members of institutions whose constitution or mission statement is based on the denial of the Divine Religions, they will be permanently dismissed from government employment. Based on Article 58 of the above law, these rules should be applied to all employees; whether covered by Labour or Agricultural Labour Law etc., in the government entities, factories, banks, corporations, similar institutions or government- dependents institutions, private and repossessed companies.  Therefore all dispute resolution authorities should refrain from making any ruling in favour of the dismissed employees whose membership is in the perverse Baha’i sect [?until] the above aforementioned organizations have been established.