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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.

Authorities violently disperse chemical workers in Georgia

3 February, 2017Workers protesting against their illegal dismissals at the fertilizer plant Rustavi Azot in Georgia suffered broken ribs and other injuries after they were violently removed from the company building by police.

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.

Georgia: union takes BP to court over alleged discrimination

28 October, 2016The Pipeline Union deputy chair has taken a case against BP to the civil court of Georgia.

Georgian fertilizer factory workers escalate dispute

22 September, 2016IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate in Georgia has begun labour dispute proceedings with fertilizer producer Azot, as the company’s management continues to avoid negotiating with trade union representatives.

Georgia: from organizing to collective bargaining

15 July, 2016IndustriALL Global Union has shifted the focus of its organizing project in Georgia to collective bargaining and collective agreements in response to the needs of its affiliate in the country. 

Georgia: Union victory after month-long glass strike

14 March, 2016A month-long strike of 170 workers that paralyzed operations at the Ksani glass container factory in Georgia ended on 5 March after tough 12-hour negotiations between the union and management.  

Georgian glass factory workers on strike

5 February, 2016Workers at the Ksani glass container factory went on strike on 5 February, after management continued to neglect union demands to sign a collective agreement and increase wages.

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.

Georgian workers demand justice

2 September, 2015After a destructive neo-liberal period in the 2000s, the new Georgian government has introduced some improvements on workers’ rights, but there is still a long road ahead. IndustriALL’s leadership recently visited the country to support the active campaigns of its three affiliates and the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) on organizing, collective bargaining and health and safety.