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Shukrutians end hunger strike after reaching deal with Georgian Manganese

After 30 days on hunger strike and two years of protests, residents of the mining village near Chiatura say their grievances have been addressed.

Shukrutians end hunger strike after reaching deal with Georgian Manganese

After 30 days on hunger strike and two years of protests, residents of the mining village near Chiatura say their grievances have been addressed.

In pictures | Lips sewn shut in Chiatura’s sinking village

Residents of Shukruti say their houses continue to collapse due to mining underneath, and neither the mining company nor the government is listening.

In pictures | Lips sewn shut in Chiatura’s sinking village

Residents of Shukruti say their houses continue to collapse due to mining underneath, and neither the mining company nor the government is listening.

‘We all have bronchitis’ — the blackened lungs of Georgia’s coal miners

The mines in Tkibuli deny that any employees have job-related illnesses; the miners themselves tell a different story. 

‘We all have bronchitis’ — the blackened lungs of Georgia’s coal miners

By Lana Kokaia

The mines in Tkibuli deny that any employees have job-related illnesses; the miners themselves tell a different story. 

Protesters, police, and private security clash at Armenia’s Amulsar Mine

The clashes erupted after private security removed several cabins built by protestors near the mine. 

Protesters, police, and private security clash at Armenia’s Amulsar Mine

The clashes erupted after private security removed several cabins built by protestors near the mine. 

Tkibuli miner self-harms in director’s office over salary cut

The miner said his salary had been cut from $290 to $97 per month after he was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis.

Tkibuli miner self-harms in director’s office over salary cut

The miner said his salary had been cut from $290 to $97 per month after he was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis.

Tkibuli miners demand safety guarantees after surviving accident ‘by pure luck’

Miners refused to work on Wednesday after a lift malfunction left them in fear for their lives. 

Tkibuli miners demand safety guarantees after surviving accident ‘by pure luck’

Miners refused to work on Wednesday after a lift malfunction left them in fear for their lives. 

Video | Company Town

This old industrial town in western Georgia is famous for its manganese mines. But the industry, the city’s lifeblood, is now literally undermining the homes of some of its residents. Meanwhile, the Georgian government sits back and does nothing.

Video | Company Town

This old industrial town in western Georgia is famous for its manganese mines. But the industry, the city’s lifeblood, is now literally undermining the homes of some of its residents. Meanwhile, the Georgian government sits back and does nothing.

Georgian miners in Tkibuli demand safety promises be fulfilled

Workers began their protest after five workers were poisoned in a mine shaft.

Georgian miners in Tkibuli demand safety promises be fulfilled

Workers began their protest after five workers were poisoned in a mine shaft.

Video | Chiatura's sinking village

In the village of Shukruti, near the central Georgian mining city of Chiatura, people have had enough.

Video | Chiatura's sinking village

In the village of Shukruti, near the central Georgian mining city of Chiatura, people have had enough.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place — the miners of Tkibuli

Facing discrimination abroad, and dangerous working conditions at home, Tkibuli’s miners risk their lives for their livelihood.

Stuck between a rock and a hard place — the miners of Tkibuli

By Lana Kokaia

Facing discrimination abroad, and dangerous working conditions at home, Tkibuli’s miners risk their lives for their livelihood.

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