Six miners died and three more were injured on Thursday morning in a coal shaft collapse in Tkibuli, in central Georgia. Four miners were killed in the same mine last May, causing outrage. [Read more…]
A worker died in a mine in Chiatura, an industrial town in central Georgia, on Monday, after a tunnel collapse. [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.
Residents of North Ossetia’s capital Vladikavkaz have long sounded the alarm at the environmental condition of their city. Many blame Electrozinc, a metallurgical plant located inside the city. But there is another side of the coin, and for the factory’s 2,000 employees, their very livelihoods depend on the plant. [Read more…]
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…]
Georgia’s Parliamentary Committee on Healthcare and Social Issues has given the green light to an amended version of new labour safety reforms. The government has come under increased pressure from labour groups to pursue ‘more effective’ reforms.
Three construction workers have been injured in an explosion, while constructing a railway tunnel in central Georgia. [Read more…]
The Labour Inspection Department under Georgia’s Ministry of Health and Labour will now be able to examine state institutions and private companies for violations of labour rights. However, the department is still unable to inspect workplaces without prior consent from employers, and recommendations issued following an inspection are not legally binding. [Read more…]
From 2007 to January 2017, 437 people died and 716 were injured at work in Georgia. A lack of safe workplaces is one of the greatest challenges facing workers in Georgia, and one the authorities are failing to rise to. [Read more…]