political firings of teachers

Only 4% of public hirings are competitive in Georgia

By | August 14th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–According to a new survey by Transparency International Georgia (TIG), about 6 000 employees have been dismissed from public institutions after the 1 October 2012 parliamentary elections. Almost half of them have resigned and only 4% of newly hired […]

Municipal lawyers told to resign, political reasons suspected

By | August 6th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Lawyers claim that the head of the municipality’s executive body, the gamgebeli, in a town in south Georgia is forcing them to write their letter of resignation. Levan Tsabadze, member of the Georgian Dream coalition and gamgebeli of Aspindza […]

1 877 politically motivated dismissals in local governments

By | April 29th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) has found that 1 877 persons have been dismissed by gamgeoba, a local executive authority in districts, for political reasons. ISFED presented its third report about post-election […]

30 town officials in Sagarejo replaced

By | April 9th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy (ISFED) says people are still being fired for political reasons in Georgia and calls on the government to prevent it. The call comes after the dismissal of several employees of the local […]

GYLA: Public registry employees fired for political reasons

By | March 22nd, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Three employees of the Public Registry have been illegally dismissed, according to Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA). The three believe they were fired because they are supporters of President Saakashvili’s United National Movement and […]

GYLA: Local government employees under pressure

By | February 1st, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Civil groups in Georgia are concerned about the dismissal of public employees in local government. Around 1 200 public employees have been fired from their jobs since the election in October, 2012. Non-governmental organizations now protest […]

A thousand public employees may have been forced to leave

By | January 25th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch — Transparency International Georgia claims pressure may have been involved as over a thousand public employees have left their jobs after the change of government in October, 2012. The group writes that employees of public institutions are under pressure […]

Policemen say they were fired for political views

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – The opposition in Georgia claims the Saakashvili regime fired 50 policemen because of their political views, but the Interior Ministry denies it and says the policemen left because they refused to go along with a restructuring plan. At a press conference […]

Another suspected political firing in Georgia

By | June 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Another case of a possibly politically motivated dismissal has come to light. This time it’s an employee of United Water Supply Company of Georgia. Lasha Shvangiradze has been employed in the company since 2006. He works in Khoni, in the region […]

Georgia’s education sector reports political harassment

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – Former employees at Georgia’s education ministry are reporting about harassment and threats after they resigned in protest against the ministry’s decision to fire the head of the National Examinations Center. Almost half the employees at the exam […]

Damage control after exam center chief’s firing

By | May 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The firing of the head of the National Examinations Center is being vigorously discussed in Georgia’s social media. Some claim that authorities are using fake identities to contain the political fallout. Maya Miminoshvili was fired two days ago, two […]

Georgia’s education sector in crisis after ‘political’ firing

By | May 29th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia’s whole educations sector has been thrown into crisis, as right before the national tests over a third of the staff at the National Examinations Center have left their jobs in protest against the dismissal of their boss, which they believe […]

Possible political firing could lead to mass resignation

By | May 28th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – An employee of the Ministry of Education has been fired and says it might have been because of her son’s political activism. Maya Miminoshvili, who was head of the National Examinations Center says that her son yesterday participated in a rally […]

Teacher in Georgia fired for not loving Saakashvili

By | May 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Teachers are suffering political discrimination in Georgia ahead of an important election. Only in Shida Kartli, a region bordering on South Ossetia, 21 teachers were fired because their family members supported or were member of the largest […]

Georgia’s officials go to great lengths to be “liked”

By | March 6th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – School children in Georgia are given as home assignment to ‘like’ their leaders. Having a popular official Facebook page has become essential to public figures of Georgia. Users of the social networking site in the former Soviet republic recently started […]

Teachers in Georgia fired for political beliefs

By | January 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – When Tamar Sukhiashvili, a teacher from the village Kakabeti, was told she was fired, it came as a surprise. The previous day, the school’s director had complimented her on her qualified work. The reason for her firing turned out to be that she held views supportive of the opposition. “I asked [...]