Around 400 residents of the Daghestani town of Izberbash protested in front of the local mayor’s office on Tuesday, demanding their water access be restored. Houses in the town have been without water for the last three weeks.
The Tbilisi Metro resumed functioning Wednesday afternoon, after metro drivers union Ertoba 2013 reached an agreement with Mayor Kakha Kaladze and his office. The metro had been closed since Monday morning, when after being barred from going on strike by the courts, drivers began a hunger strike instead, making them physically unfit to work. [Read more…]
Tbilisi Mayor Kakha Kaladze has dismissed demands by metro drivers for higher pay. The Tbilisi Metro shut down on Monday, less than a day after metro drivers began a hunger strike. Passengers were not warned in advance about the possible shut down, only to see a message about it posted on station entrances, offering free bus rides instead. Traffic jams, overcrowded buses, and a shortage of taxis were reported on Monday morning. [Read more…]
The Tbilisi Metro is likely to shut down on Monday, as metro drivers have gone on hunger strike. On Sunday, dozens of drivers gathered to announce they are using their ‘non-working hours’ to go on hunger strike after a Georgian court ruled they could only go on strike during their off-hours. [Read more…]
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…]
Tbilisi metro drivers who demand to have their salaries increased by 45% will be allowed to legally go on strike in a month, the Tbilisi City Court ruled on 2 May. The strike was originally planned for 3 May and was postponed after metro operator Tbilisi Transport Company appealed to the court. [Read more…]
Around 80 labourers working on upgrading Georgia’s main east-west motorway have been on strike since last Sunday, demanding improvements to their working conditions. Workers on the Upper Osiauri–Chumaleti section of the road, near Khashuri, are awaiting a response to their demands from construction company SinoHydro. [Read more…]
Hundreds of lawyers have gone on strike in Armenia, protesting a draft law they say ‘targets lawyers’. The bill would allow judges to fine them for contempt of the court. The lawyers began a two day strike began on 7 February.
Three construction workers have been injured in an explosion, while constructing a railway tunnel in central Georgia. [Read more…]
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…]