Podcast | Chiatura goes on strike

16 June 2023
The striking workers have organised daily marches through Chiatura. Photo: Mariam Nikuradze/OC Media.

‘Thousands’ of miners employed by Georgian Manganese in the mining town of Chiatura went on strike to protest working conditions in the mines. The miners demanded better pay, paid holiday and sick leaves, and the full resumption of production of mines after it had been put on hold for months. On this week’s episode, Robin Fabbro speaks to Mariam Nikuradze about the situation on the ground, and to the Social Justice Center’s Salome Shubladze about the legal challenges faced by the striking miners.

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