Zestaponi Ferro plant

Georgian Manganese loses lawsuit over GEL 200 million tax penalty

By | April 14th, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The company Georgian Manganese, which owns manganese mines in Chiatura and a ferro-alloy plant in Zestaponi, lost a court case against the government on Tuesday and must pay a 200 million laris (USD over  88.2 million) tax penalty […]

Georgian Manganese halts mining work due to failing market demand

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , , |

(DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Manganese is temporarily shutting down its mines western Georgia for four months due to a low demand for manganese. GM owns the mines in Chiatura, a mountain town in the western Imereti province. According to a statement issued […]

Workers protest bad drinking water at ferroalloy plant

By | June 26th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Workers at the Ferro factory in Zestaponi protested against bad drinking water Wednesday. Coliform bacteria have been found in the water. (Photo published by zestaponi.com.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tens of workers at the ferro-alloy plant in Zestaponi went on strike on Wednesday to protest the quality of drinking water at the plant. As DF Watch previously reported, workers at the plant are dissatisfied with their working conditions. […]

One man dies in accident at Zestaponi metal plant

By | June 9th, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

Workers at the Ferro plant in Zestaponi say conditions are still hazardous. One man died from electric shock last Tuesday. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A 50-year old man died last Tuesday night at the ferroalloy plant in Zestaponi as he was hit by a high voltage electric shock. Mamuka Nebieridze died on the spot in the June 3 accident. An investigation has been launched in order to determine whether […]

Georgian parliament prepares to check safety of large facilities

By | April 9th, 2014|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: , , , |

Gia Tsagareishvili. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia is preparing to conduct impact assessments for many large factories and other facilities, built during the Soviet Union. Gia Tsagareishvili, head of parliament’s environmental committee, says many big installations have Soviet-era standards […]

Zestaponi strike over, most demands accepted

By | June 1st, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–1 600 workers at the Ferro plant in Zestaponi called off their strike Friday. The strike lasted more than a week, and paralyzed the plant which accounts for 12% of Georgia’s national export. Management agreed to enter into negotiations and finally […]

Metal workers in Zestaponi still holding out

By | May 29th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Maka Kvaratskhelia, spokesperson for the company that owns the plant in Zestaponi. TBILISI, DFWatch–At Zestaponi’s ferroalloy factory workers are still on strike. The week-long strike is paralyzing the one of the largest companies in the country, which accounts for 12 percent of the exported product. Two of the workers are on hunger strike, while […]

1600 workers in Zestaponi now on strike

By | May 28th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

The workers at the Ferro plant in Zestaponi demand group contracts, a pay rise, and generally better conditions. (gtuc.ge.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The week-old strike at Zestaponi’s ferro-alloy plant continues, as there is still no progress in the attempts to negotiate with management. Meanwhile representatives of the Georgian Trade Unions claim that parliament is about to adopt amendments […]

Georgian metal workers still on strike

By | May 27th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

The metal works plant in Zestaponi accounts for 12 percent of Georgia’s export. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–One of the largest factories in Georgia is still paralyzed by a now week-long strike by hundreds of workers who demand higher salaries, better social conditions, collective contracts and compensation for night shifts. A group of students have joined […]

Metal workers in Zestaponi are holding out

By | May 24th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Metal workers in Zestaponi are keeping up their strike. (Zestaponi.com.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Workers at the Chiatura Mining and Enrichment Plant will May 25 join the strike at the Zestaponi Ferroalloy Plant, which started four days ago, while three persons Thursday went back on hunger strike in the same conflict. The workers who are […]

Strike continues at Georgian metalworks plant

By | May 22nd, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

Steel workers in Zestaponi are still on strike. (Info9.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Hundreds workers of Georgia’s large ferroalloy plant in Zestaponi are continuing their strike and do not plan to give up until their demands are met. Three workers have decided to end their hunger strike after consultations with the head […]

Metalworks plant in Georgia paralyzed by strike

By | May 21st, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

The ferroalloy plant in Zestaponi produces 12 percent of Georgia’s national export. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Metal workers in Zestaponi in western Georgia are on strike and have paralyzed the functioning of a plant which is responsible for 12 percent of Georgia’s export. The operation of the Zestaponi ferroalloy plant was suspended almost all of Monday. […]