A new Labour Code came into force in Abkhazia in January 2017, which on paper, significantly expands the rights of workers. But the law has limitations, and not all workers know their rights.
Georgia’s Parliament plans to discuss determining a minimum wage in the 2018 autumn parliamentary session. The Human Rights and Civil Integration Committee’s 2017–2018 Action Plan pledges to draft a labour legislation bill to determine a minimum wage, which is absent from the current Labour Code.
Seven trade unionist joined a hunger strike on 17 August against the state-owned Georgian Railway company. The company responded by accusing protesters of being ‘politically manipulated’. [Read more…]
A construction worker fell from the Ilia Chavchavadze Literature-Memorial Museum in central Tbilisi on 20 June, while working on restoration works. After an initial examination of the site, the Ministry of Labour has concluded that safety rules were being violated. [Read more…]
A construction worker has died after falling from a construction site at Politkovskaia street in Tbilisi on 30 May. An investigation is ongoing for violations of health and safety rules during at the site. [Read more…]
Four miners died on 9 May after a lift collapsed in a coal shaft in Tkibuli, in central Georgia. Protests broke out in solidarity in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi following the news, with three activists arrested. [Read more…]
Hundreds gathered in central Tbilisi on 1 May to celebrate International Worker’s Day, and to demand better labour conditions for workers. [Read more…]
A locksmith died in a manganese factory in the industrial town of Chiatura, in western Georgia, on 11 April, after falling down from a ladder. An investigation has been opened for violations of health and safety rules. [Read more…]