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GEORGIA: successful organizing in difficult conditions

27 November, 2013With its abridged 2006 Labour Code, subject to an ILO complaint, and multiple rights violations, Georgia is a difficult place for union organizing. And yet, in just three years the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG) has more than tripled its membership.

IndustriALL affiliates rally in support of Georgian workers

15 February, 2017On 14 February, an international solidarity action with workers of the Rustavi Azot chemical plant, and the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG), took place in Rustavi, Georgia.

Defend Georgian trade unions

7 November, 2017IndustriALL Global Union has launched a solidarity campaign with the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG) and its primary organization at Rustavi Azot fertilizer plant in Georgia.

Georgian workers demand better safety at work

28 February, 2018According to official statistics, 1,300 deaths and injuries at work happened in Georgia since 2010. Workers, including members of IndustriALL affiliate the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG), protested in Georgia, demanding safer working conditions.

Unions in Georgia Focus on union organizing and plant level bargaining

9 July, 2013On 13-14 June IndustriALL held a workshop on collective bargaining at the Solidarity resort in Kobuleti, Georgia. 30 union leaders and activists from IndustriALL affiliates took part in the event.

Eastern European affiliates meet to build strength in steel and mining

15 June, 2015IndustriALL Global Union affiliates from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine met in Batumi, Georgia on 4 and 5 June to discuss strategies to strengthen collective bargaining in the steel and mining industries.

Union organizing still a priority in Georgia

3 July, 2018Despite difficulties and challenges, IndustriALL Global Union’s Georgian affiliate the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers (TUMMCIWG) is actively organizing workers.

Mass rally in support of effective labour inspectorate in Georgia

18 May, 2017Trade union activists and students held a protest rally in Georgia during the day of public hearings about amendments to the Constitution. Despite pressure from the police, protesters defended their position and demanded that government take health and safety under strict control and establish an effective labour inspectorate.

Georgian workers prepare major protest

10 February, 2017The Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union, is organizing a major protest rally on 14 February 2016 to demand the reinstatement of 350 workers illegally dismissed from the Rustavi Azot plant.

3,700 mine workers under threat in Georgia

20 January, 2016An IndustriALL Global Union affiliate in Georgia has launched a campaign in support of 3,700 workers at a manganese ore mine, following news that the mine will be shut down for four months.