Tbilisi Minibus strike January 2013

Tbilisi minibus drivers on strike

By | August 5th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Part of Tbilisi’s minibus drivers went on strike Wednesday morning, demanding a reduction in the daily fee they pay to the company. The company, Tbilisi Minibus, demands 55 laris (USD 24) a day from each driver, which they have to pay at the end […]

Minibus drivers in Batumi are on strike

By | February 12th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A correspondent for Interpressnews in the Black Sea port reports that 350 drivers have been on strike from Tuesday morning, demanding an increase in their salary. Drivers say their hourly pay is USD 2.20 and want to increase it to USD 2.50, otherwise […]

TBC Bank stops seizure of Tbilisi minibuses

By | February 1st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — TBC Bank has stopped the seizing of minibuses belonging to Tbilisi Minibus Ltd and lets the company continue work as normal when drivers have ended their strike. Thursday morning, the National Enforcement Bureau entered the garage in Gldani, […]

Government starts seizing minibuses of striking Tbilisi drivers

By | January 31st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The National Enforcement Bureau has started seizing the property of Tbilisi Minibus Ltd, which owns all the yellow minibuses in the capital. Their drivers are on strike for the seventh day. Employees of the bureau arrived in the garage in Gldani, […]

Minibus drivers on strike may be collectively fired

By | January 31st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — The company which runs the minibuses in Tbilisi has given striking drivers an ultimatum: If they don’t agree with the company and end their protest, the company will fire them and announce new vacancies. But despite the threat, the drivers have […]

Minibus strike leads to overcrowded public transport

By | January 28th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch — On their fourth day of strike, minibus drivers in Tbilisi were joined by more supporters, while Tbilisians either travel by crowded buses or metro — or walk. Even though Tbilisi City Hall took measures to increase the number of buses and wagons […]

Minibus strike stepped up after negotiations fail

By | January 28th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The minibus strike is stepped up as negotiations fail. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Almost no yellow minibuses are to be seen in the capital as the driver’s strike continues. Sunday morning, a rally was held at one of the largest minibus garages, and drivers negotiated with Tbilisi Minibus, the company they work for, without […]

Tbilisi minibus strike continues

By | January 27th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

A third of minibus drivers in Tbilisi are on strike. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch — The strike among minibus drivers in Tbilisi continued Saturday. More drivers joined the strike which started Friday, creating more problems for the population in the capital. Their demands are same as before: to reduce the price of travel […]

A third of minibus drivers in Tbilisi on strike

By | January 26th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

600 drivers of minibuses (“marshrutkas”) in Tbilisi are on strike against a new license system. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch — About 600 minibus drivers went on strike in Tbilisi Friday, causing crowding on buses and in the metro. The strike has the support of about 30 % of all minibus drivers in the capital. They are protesting against a new license system which has left […]