‘I was 29 when I had to emigrate and returned 14 years later. My sister was very young when she was diagnosed with an aneurysm. The doctors told her her chances of survival were only 2%, but I really wanted even this tiny chance.’ [Read more…]
Three people have been injured working on the construction of Georgia’s controversial Panorama Tbilisi project. Video footage from immediately after the accident showed that safety rules were not being followed on the site. [Read more…]
Georgia has adopted a new law on occupational safety granting inspectors new powers to inspect all workplaces in the country without a court order or giving prior warning. [Read more…]
Almost all of Georgia’s social workers are set to go on strike on 1 March, over what they say are poor working conditions and a lack of resources. [Read more…]
Despite a new labour safety bill, Georgia’s construction sites remain a deathtrap for workers. [Read more…]
A Rustavi 2 journalist and cameraman were attacked by employees of a railway construction company near Khashuri, in central Georgia on Wednesday. The news crew said employees confiscated their cameras, demanded they delete footage, and beat them.
Since the 1990s, thousands of Georgians have left home in search of opportunities abroad, pushed out by food poverty, debts, unemployment, or to escape violence in the family. Below are stories from three women who braved landmines, hidden containers, and frozen seas in search for a better future in Greece. [Read more…]
Lorry drivers in Georgia have continued to protest a new ban on importing wheat, multigrain, and corn overland after negotiations with the authorities reached a deadlock on Wednesday. The drivers have been blocking the entrance to the Revenue Service’s customs clearance zone in Tbilisi since Monday and have vowed further action if an agreement is not reached. [Read more…]
When confronted with unfair dismissal or other violations of their labour rights, people in Nagorno-Karabakh face an uphill battle through the courts to gain restitution. But for some, the judicial hoops or fears of being left unemployed are simply too much, and justice remains out of reach.
A small group of miners gathered on Tuesday in front of the Mindeli mine shaft in the central Georgian town of Tkibuli demanding the administration of the company that owns the mine step down but insisting that operations should continue. Four died and six more were injured in an explosion in the mine on Monday. [Read more…]