Workers from the Tkibuli coal mine in western Georgia have occupied a mine shaft demanding overdue pay. The miners, who have been on involuntary paid leave since mining activities were suspended in July 2018, were also asking for answers over if and when the mine would re-open. [Read more…]
Employees of online gambling provider Evolution Gaming in Georgia have created a union after several employees claimed to have been fired for demanding better wages and working conditions. [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…]
Parliamentary hearings for a controversial new labour law has been postponed by at least a week. Trade unions and rights groups have criticised the delay, calling on the government to act quickly to toughen labour safety rules.
In February 2017, Georgian trade unions and left-leaning activists and civil society groups organised large rallies in Rustavi and Tbilisi to support employees of the Azoti plant that were laid off without notice. Reportedly, the Bank of Georgia took over Azoti, which is the largest nitrogen manufacturing plant in Georgia, and dismissed three-hundred-and-fifty workers with no prior warning.