Despite a new labour safety bill, Georgia’s construction sites remain a deathtrap for workers. [Read more…]
A small group of miners gathered on Tuesday in front of the Mindeli mine shaft in the central Georgian town of Tkibuli demanding the administration of the company that owns the mine step down but insisting that operations should continue. Four died and six more were injured in an explosion in the mine on Monday. [Read more…]
Four employees of supermarket chain Nikora have accused the company of violating their labour rights, saying the management required them to buy outdated products from their stores. On Friday, the company’s director Davit Urushadze confirmed the reports to TV Imedi but claimed employees were made to purchase only outdated products they had failed to remove from shelves.
Tbilisi City Court has indefinitely banned drivers from the Tbilisi Metro from going on strike. Protesters gathered on Tuesday in front of the central Rustaveli Metro Station in support of the drivers, with unions vowing to go ahead with the strike and to take the case to the Constitutional Court. [Read more…]
A sugar factory in Agara, a town west of Tbilisi, is set to reopen after dozens of workers marched 110 kilometres to Tbilisi in protest its closure. An agreement to renovate the factory and reopen it on 1 June was announced on Wednesday, several days after the march. [Read more…]
Several dozen workers from a sugar factory in the town of Agara, west of Tbilisi, have marched 110 kilometres to the capital and are demonstrating outside the Government Chancellery building. The factory suspended operations in November after the company claimed their sugar was no longer competitive amidst growing imports from Europe. [Read more…]
A group of coal miners from Tkibuli have demanded that Saknakhshiri GIG, the company that owns the mines, temporarily shut down operations in order to improve safety conditions. [Read more…]
Georgia’s parliament has adopted a bill on labour safety in its third and final reading after facing pressure from labour rights groups. All 88 MPs present voted in favour of the bill, in a plenary session on 7 March.
Over 1,300 workers have been killed or injured in occupational accidents in Georgia over the past eight years, according to official statistics. [Read more…]