Chiatura mineers strike Feb 2014

Two miners injured in Chiatura, Georgia

By | November 20th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two mine workers were injured Thursday as result of an accident at a manganese mine in Chiatura, a town in western Georgia. According to Tamaz Dolaberidze, head of the mining and metallurgical workers’ trade union, the accident took […]

Trade union blames weak worker protection for deaths in the workplace

By | January 27th, 2015|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

This woman’s job is to remove pieces of wood and other impurities from the manganese ore, using her bare hands. Chiatura. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia’s Trade Union blames a weak labor code for what it says is a rise in the number of deaths in the workplace since the Saakashvili regime took away almost all worker protection in 2006. During Saakashvili, the labor code was changed so there […]

One dies in manganese plant in Chiatura, Georgia

By | March 23rd, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: |

One worker died and another was taken to hospital with injuries after an accident in a mineral ore processing plant in Chiatura, Georgia, March 20. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A mine worker died Thursday in a metal ore processing plant in Chiatura, a town in western Georgia. Another worker was injured and brought to the hospital. The plant was being dismantled by workers in the Darkveti mine on orders of the mine’s owner, […]

Georgia miners’ strike gathers more supporters

By | March 6th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

From the Chiatura miners’ strike in November 2012. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The strike among mine workers in western Georgia is continuing. Workers in the coal mines in Chiatura demand better conditions and higher salaries, both of which they were promised over a year ago at the end of an extensive protest. […]

Protest in Tbilisi for better protection of workers’ rights

By | March 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

‘Jurisdiction continues underground,’ the poster on the right says. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Several hundred people gathered outside the government building in Tbilisi on Friday to demand better protection of workers’ rights. Workers are on strike several places in Georgia. In Kazreti, the entire village is protesting against a mass […]

Mine workers on strike in Chiatura describe unfair conditions

By | February 26th, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: |

Roland Abdushelishvili (center), spokesperson for the miners on strike. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The mine workers in Chiatura have once more gone on strike. For five days, several hundred have not showed up at work, while others say they are ready to join the strike. After the change of government in 2012, the miners in Chiatura went on strike […]

Miners on strike in Chiatura, Georgia

By | February 24th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mine workers in Chiatura. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–About 600 miners in western Georgia have gone on strike, demanding that the management fulfills a promise made during a strike last year. In Chiatura, eomployees at Itkhvisi, Shukura, a factory and a mechanical workshop warn that if their demands aren’t met, about […]