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Georgian union regroups after a wave of repression

25 October, 2012Since August 2012, workers at Hercules Steel in Kutaisi, Georgia, have carried out a secret organizing campaign, and in October proposed the management to begin negotiations.

Striking Georgian workers win the struggle

27 June, 2013On 31 May a collective agreement was signed after an eleven-day strike at Zestafoni Ferroally plant in Georgia.

Georgian miners win after long strike

26 March, 2014Mining workers of Georgia win after 40-days strike an increase in salaries and get their demands on reinstatement of dismissed colleagues satisfied.

Union busting at chemical plant in Georgia

23 March, 2017Management of the fertilizer plant Rustavi Azot in Georgia has unilaterally announced the termination of any relationship with the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG), an affiliate of IndustriALL Global Union.

Georgian union calls for effective labour inspection after deadly accident

15 May, 2017Four workers lost their lives on 9 May, at the Tkibuli Elizbar Mindeli mine in Georgia while repairing a lift. IndustriALL affiliate Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG), states that it is the worst industrial accident since 2010 and insists on the creation of an effective system of state labour inspections.

Base metals unions in CIS countries confront challenges

20 April, 2018IndustriALL affiliates from CIS countries met on 17-18 April in Tbilisi, Georgia, to discuss union responses to trends and challenges in the base metals sector.

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.

Strong collective agreement signed at Georgia metal plant

16 November, 2016A new three year collective agreement has been signed at Zestafoni Ferroalloy Plant in Georgia, thanks to the efforts of an IndustriALL affiliate. The agreement contains 70 points and pays great attention to occupational health and safety, and the protection of union rights.

Georgian trade unions criticize new labour safety law

21 March, 2018IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Georgia are concerned about the effectiveness of a new law on labour safety, which was recently adopted by the parliament without taking into consideration recommendations from trade unions.

Severe union busting in Georgia

26 February, 2015Georgia’s leading mining company, Rich Minerals Group (RMG) is coming down on IndustriALL affiliate Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers’ Union (TUMMCIWG) at their gold and copper operations.