Irakli Petriashvili was elected President of the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) for a fourth term on 14 September. He has held the office since 2005. [Read more…]
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.
Railway workers and trade unionists have ended their hunger strike after 18 days. They were demanding the resignation of the leadership of the state-owned Georgian Railway company; none of their demands were met. [Read more…]
Ten people were arrested on 24 August at a solidarity rally in Tbilisi for striking Georgian Railway workers. Tbilisi City Court will decide on 8 September whether to fine them. [Read more…]
Twelve trade unionists joined a hunger strike on 21 August against the state-owned company Georgian Railway. The company says the protesters’ demands will be met, but the strikers are calling for resignation of the company’s officials — otherwise they will not join a round table to settle the dispute. [Read more…]
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…]
Two railway workers from Gurjaani, a town in Georgia’s eastern Kakheti region, launched a hunger strike on 15 August, after being forced to move their jobs.
Faced with staggering unemployment and unscrupulous employers, young people in Armenia, including graduates, are forced to work obscene hours for low (or no) pay to get a foot through the door in the country’s labour market.
Two workers were injured on 29 July after an accident in a tunnel they were working on. Despite denials from the construction company, trade unions claim that labour safety rules were breached.
On 26 June, a rally against labour migrants from Asia was held in Ingushetia. Local police forcibly dispersed the rally, and several people were charged with violating public order.