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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.

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.

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.

Union campaign brings improvements to Georgian labour law

7 October, 2020After fighting for amendments to the labour code, Georgian unions’ campaign bore results on 29 September when Parliament voted for improvements related to labour inspections, mandatory rest time and anti-discrimination.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.