Chiatura miners strike October 2012

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 […]

Two drowned in Georgia mine accident

By | August 13th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Mine workers in Chiatura pictured during the strike in November, 2012. (DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two mine workers have drowned in a mine in Chiatura as result of an accident as water flowed up while they were drilling in an old mine. Roland Nozadze, 51, shift leader, and Iuza Samkharadze, 49, worker, died as result of an accident. Two other […]

One dead in mine explosion in Georgia

By | July 17th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Conditions are tough in Georgian mines. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–One person has died after an explosion in a mine in Chiatura, a town in the central parts of Georgia. This is sixth person who have died while working in the manganese mines the last three years. 11 have been so severely injured that they are unable […]

Behind the battle lines of a miners’ strike

By | November 4th, 2012|Categories: Society|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The miners in Georgia are not giving up as they enter their fourth week of protest in the village Chiatura. More than 3600 workers demand a substantial pay rise and improvement in their slave-like working conditions. They started protesting […]

Chiatura miners on strike descend on Tbilisi

By | November 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Workers in the mining town Chiatura are keeping up a several weeks’ long protest. Part of them have moved to the capital to rally outside government bodies and the owning company’s offices. The parliamentary election gave hope to workers all over […]

Borjomi strike ended

By | October 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Production has been restored at Georgia’s famous mineral water plant Bojomi, after several day strike has finished. There are two plants in Borjomi, which is located in the southern Georgia’s resort town with the same name. Employees of the company […]

Update on the worker unrest in Georgia

By | October 25th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The famous Georgian mineral water plant Borjomi is still paralyzed by strike, as railway workers and dockers are also warning of protest action. Workers at Georgian Railway yesterday warned that they would stop the trains for a couple of hours, […]

More workers join wave of strikes in Georgia

By | October 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The results of the recent parliamentary election encouraged workers all over Georgia to protest against their harsh conditions and demand improvements. Next to join in are the workers at a plant in Borjomi processing the well-known mineral water […]

Miners’ strike spreading to other groups of workers

By | October 18th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — New groups of workers have joined the miners on strike in Chiatura, and activists from Tbilisi have arrived to support them. All mines in Chiatura are still closed down as the miners’ strike continues for a fourth day. October 16 thousands of workers […]