Kazreti strike Feb-Mar 2014

RMG Gold suffers partial loss in lawsuit by fired miners

By | September 9th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The miners have strong support in their community. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Trade Union has won a lawsuit against RMG Gold, the mining company which destroyed an ancient gold mine at Sakdrisi in December, 2014. Many locals have been employed in the company, and the jobs sustain families in surrounding villages. […]

Tbilisi “invaded” by workers from Russian mining company

By | December 24th, 2014|Categories: Environment|Tags: , |

(Info9.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi was Tuesday “invaded” by workers from a Russian mining company who are angry over the suggestion that they should halt work to protect a 5,400 years old archaeological site. The workers from Sakdrisi in southern Georgia gathered […]

Strike in Kazreti called off after agreement with RMG Gold

By | March 25th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Locals demonstrating in Kazreti in February, 2014. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A protest in the Georgian village Kazreti, where people protested the treatments of workers in the gold mines, ended on Monday. RMG Gold, the company which owns the mines in Kazreti, reached agreement with the demonstrators, who protest against […]

Negotiations in Kazreti, the Georgian village on strike

By | March 11th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

The strike began February 14 and is to demand better work conditions and rehiring workers who were fired. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Negotiations have started in a Georgian village where the population has been on strike to protest the treatment of workers in the gold mines. A mediator appointed by the Ministry of Health held a first round of negotiations in Kazreti in the southern […]

Hundreds from a Georgian mining village demonstrated in Tbilisi

By | March 8th, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: |

People from Kazreti and their supporters demand better work conditions for workers in the mines. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Several hundreds people from the village Kazreti in southern Georgia demonstrated in front of the government office in Tbilisi on Friday. They demand that the government mediates between the workers and the company that owns the mines in their […]

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 […]

Why is a whole village in Georgia on strike?

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

School kids on strike (DF Watch) TBILISI, DFWatch–For about two weeks, the entire Kazreti village has been on strike. People have joined the strike among workers in the gold mines. Eight people are on hunger strike. The workers want increased salaries, improved working conditions and insurance, and […]