More than 300,000 Iranian adolescents and children labor illegally in the country's workshops and factories, the head of a state-organized union organization said Saturday.
"These adolescents work in the shops even though the state has banned child labor," said Ali-Reza Mahjub, according to the state news agency IRNA.
Mahjub warned that child laborers were poorly paid and lacked social protection and said their number could double within a year.
Iran is a member of the International Labor Organization and has signed a number of major conventions on working conditions -- TEHRAN (AFP)
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