Georgian Trade Unions Confederation holds meetings in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, trade unions and various organizations operating in the field of labor

Georgian Trade Unions Confederation  is in Denmark to discuss/summarize the trade union activities of the two countries and to strengthen the future cooperation with Danish Trade Union Confederation. Within the framework of the three-day visit, the delegation of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation  held meetings both at the Confederation of Danish Trade Unions (FH) and […]

A two-day session organized by the Georgian Trade unions Confederation (GTUC) with the support of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

ILO workers’ activities specialists: Magnus Berge and Gocha Aleksandria discussed the work plan for the next two years with trade union leaders and members. Among the topics discussed were various directions of Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) and strengthening of the rights of workers, including: improvement of social dialogue, labour safety, collective agreement, legal changes, […]

Raisa Liparteliani was elected as a Vice-President of the General Council

On December 5, in Brussels was held the 5th Congress of the ITUC PERC. The congress of PERC elected Raisa Liparteliani, the Deputy Chairmen of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, as one of the Vice-Presidents of the General Council. Despite that, at the meeting were elected: new General Secretary, President and Vice-Presidents – approved the […]

They thanked Irakli Petriashvili, who was elected as PERC president for two terms

On December 5, in Brussels, the 5th Congress of Pan-European Regional Council was chaired by the president of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) and until now the president of PERC, Irakli Petriashvili. The members of PERC, representatives of International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Parliamentarian Agnes Jongerius thanked Irakli Petriashvili, who was elected to […]

Violence against women in the workplace is still the biggest challenge in Georgia

Gender-based violence in the workplace is still a big challenge. This is confirmed by a number of studies, including those conducted by the  Georgian Trade Unions Confederation. The union has been urging the state to take concrete steps to eliminate violence and harassment in the labor sphere for years. In addition, it  is actively involved […]

Irakli petriashvili, the president of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, responds to  the recommendation issued by the European  Comission  regarding the granting of candidate status to Georgia

Irakli petriashvili, the president of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, responds to  the recommendation issued by the European  Comission  regarding the granting of candidate status to Georgia. “It is truly a historic day for Georgia and the Georgian people! The Georgian Trade Unions Confederation  welcomes the positive recommendation issued by the European Commission regarding the […]

“Thousands of members of Ford, General Motors and Stellantis are on strike – the American International Automobile Union thanks Irakli Petriashvili and Georgian Trade Unions Confederation for their solidarity.

Due to unfair remuneration and unsafe work, thousands of members of American car companies: Ford, General Motors and Stellantis are on strike. More than a thousand employees are working under expired contracts. Last week, Georgian Trade Unions Confederation expressed solidarity with the strike of workers in the Agriculture, Automobile and Aviation sectors of the United […]

American Delegation visiting Georgian Trade Unions Confederation

Steve Marler, International Relations Officer of the United States Department of Labor, who is on an official visit to Georgia, and Rudy Porter, Director of European Regional Programs of the American Solidarity Center, visited the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation. At the meeting the parties discussed the ongoing reforms in the labour field in Georgia and  […]

Georgia’s Road to the European Union” – Georgian Trade Unions Confederation presented initiatives and visions at the joint conference

Organized by the Georgian National Platform of the Georgian Parliament and the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, the conference on “Georgia’s Road to the European Union” is being held. Experts from Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, parliament, national platform, local and international organizations participate in the conference. Among the main issues to be discussed at the […]

Based on the complaints of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, the Public Defender addressed the labour inspection with a general proposal

During the last two years, Georgian Trade Unions Confederation  have addressed to the public defender with a number of complaints regarding the anti-union activities of the employers, which were expressed by various actions of different employers, during collective labour disputes. For example, individual cases of non-acceptance of the trade union looked like this:   1.. […]

„Strategic Communications for Trade Unions in times and beyond ” – Trade Union leaders and Communication Managers from Different Countries have discussed ways to overcome crisis”

Organized by the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation and supported by the International Labour Organization, a three – day conference: ”Strategic Communication for trade Unions in times and beyond” – was held. Trade union leaders and Communication Managers from different countries shared the experiences of their organizations and have discussed ways to overcome crises. Separate sessions […]

Irakli Petriashvili chaired the session of PERC in Warsaw

In Warsaw, Poland, the annual meeting of the Pan-European Regional Executive Council – “Implementation of the New Social Contract in the Region of the Pan-European Council” was held, which was chaired by Irakli Petriashvili, the President of the Pan-European Regional Council and the President of Georgian Trade Unions Confederation. The forum brings together PERC organizations, […]

The meeting was held regarding the need to establish a decent minimum wage standard in Georgia

A meeting was held in connection with need to establish a decent minimum wage standard, organized by the Georgian Trade Unions Organization. The meeting was attended by representatives of trade unions, invited experts of International Labour Organization (ILO), representatives of the Ministry of Health and the employers’ association. The Invited foreign experts spoke about the  international […]

Irakli Petriashvili, President of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, is in Austria on an official visit to the 20th Federal Congress of the Trade Unions Confederation (OGB).

Within the framework of the meeting, Petriashvili held high – level meetings. Federal President of Austria Alexander Van Der Bellen invited the international participants of the congress to the “Hofburg” palace. Alexander Van Der Bellen , in his conversation with Irakli Petriashvili, noted that Georgia deserves and must receive the candidate status. Federal President of […]

The delegation of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation is present at the 111th International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization.

The delegation of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation led by Irakli Petriashvili, is in Geneva at the 111th International Labor Conference of the International Labor Organization. The International Labour Conference is the highest decision-making body of the International Labour Organization. It meets every year and brings together tripartite delegations of 187 member states of the […]

A meeting was held with representatives of the EU side of the European Union-Georgian civil society platform in Georgian Trade Unions Confederation

A meeting was held with the representatives of the European Union-Georgian civil society platform in the conference hall of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation.  The participants, from the perspective of young people, talked about the challenges of Georgia’s integration into the European Union and discussed the problems that young people face in the civil space. […]

Manifesto of Georgian Trade Unions Confederation

  To Government of Georgia                                                                       To Parliament of Georgia International Workers’ Day May 1, 2023 Manifesto of Georgian Trade Unions […]

On April 28 – International Workers’ Memorial Day

According to the data of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), every year up to 3 million people worldwide die from workplace injuries and occupational diseases. The indicated figure makes it clear that the situation in this regard is deplorable and it is time for the governments of countries and employers to raise the occupational […]

A three-day conference of “Labourstart” and trade union international solidarity – organized by the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation

A three-day conference  of   “Labourstart” and  trade union international solidarity  is ongoing, which is organized by the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation. The trade union leaders and members  of about  70 countries  are participating in the conference. The conference topics include plenary sessions and workshops. With the involvement of the invited guests, they are discussing the […]

Irakli Petriashvili chaired the session of the ITUC-PERC Executive Committee in Brussels

Irakli Petriashvili, Chairman of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) and President of the Pan-European Regional Council (PERC), is on a business visit to Brussels. On March 10, 2023, Irakli Petriashvili chaired the meeting of the ITUC-PERC Executive Committee. At the meeting of the committee, the importance of solidarity of the trade union movement for […]

Georgian Trade Unions Organization congratulate International Woman’s Day!

We especially congratulate the Ukrainian women in Georgia, who experienced the tragedy of the war. It is for the demonstration of women’s strength, ability to fight, solidarity and coverage that March 8 was established as an official holiday. Peace and physical safety are the minimum necessities for women. However, we should not forger women’s labour […]

“LabourStart” will hold a global solidarity conference together with the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC)

On April 28-30, 2023, in cooperation with the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC), the global solidarity conference of LabourStart – “Trade Union Internationalism Today!” will be held. Trade union members from different countries will be given the opportunity to participate in this event. At this year’s conference, which will be held in Georgia, IrakliPetriashvili, President […]

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has prepared the labour part in its periodic report based on the report of  Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC)

In the recommendations issued by the committee, it is emphasized that the state should take targeted measures to reduce unemployment among women. Women should have the opportunity to be employed in the formal sector, including being represented in leadership positions; amend the Labour Code and the Law on the Public Sector in order to reduce […]

The draft laws on “transparency of foreign influence” are anti-democratic and do not correspond to the priorities of the European Union membership candidate country

The draft laws on “transparency of foreign influence” are anti-democratic and do not correspond to the priorities of the European Union membership candidate country. On February 14, the “People’s Power” movement submitted a legislative initiative to the Parliament regarding the adoption of the law “On Transparency of Foreign Influence”. On February 27, the same political […]

Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (dedicated to the 115th anniversary of the creation of the trade union movement and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the union) held the 15th anniversary (extraordinary) congress of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation.

About 250 guests, including about 40 international, Georgian government, non-governmental sector, invited delegates (167) and trade union leaders/members attended the event. Irakli Petriashvili, the head of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, spoke about the challenges in Georgia and the world in terms of the labour rights of employees and the ways to solve them. The […]

Irakli Petriashvili was elected as the Vice-President of the International Trade Union Confederation and titular member of the Executive Committee

At the fifth congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) ,  the president of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) –  Irakli Petriashvili was elected as the Vice-President of the ITUC  and titular member of the Executive Committee. “The International Trade Union Confederation have a new general secretary, in whose pre-election  election campaign, presentation, […]

Even according to the of “IRI” , which is critical of Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, this year the public trusts trade unions more, is familiar with their activities and has a positive attitude towards the organization.

According to the “IRI” research,  26% of the public evaluates the activities of Georgian Trade Unions Confederation positively, which is significantly  increased rate compared to the previous year. Despite the existing mistruth towards this institute, in their research, there is a positive of  increased awareness and reliability and that the course of reforms   (announced by […]

Irakli Petriashvili chaired the session of the Pan-European Regional Council in Brussels

Irakli Petriashvili (President of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation and Pan-European Regional Council) chaired 19th  Executive Committee meeting  of the Pan-European Regional Council in Brussels. At the meeting Irakli Petriashvili highlighted several  important issues, among which was granting of EU candidate status to Georgia. The President of the Pan-European Regional Council once again called on […]

The memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation and the Georgian Employers Association

By signing the document, an agreement was signed to develop effective cooperation mechanisms between the parties in order to achieve a reasonable and fair balancing of the interests of employers and employees in the process of bringing the current legislation closer to European standards, including the importance of social dialogue at workplaces, the development of […]

A meeting was held with the Austrian Development Agency in the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation

The head of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, Irakli Petriashvili, together with his deputy, Raisa Liparteliani, held a meeting with the program manager of the Austrian Development Agency, Barbara Konzeti. At the meeting, they discussed the previous programs implemented together with the Austrian trade unions and agreed on future cooperation. For information, within the framework […]

“Violence and Harassment in the Workplace” – Raisa Liparteliani spoke about the role of Trade Unions in the adoption of the 190th ILO Convention in the United States

Raisa Liparteliani, Deputy Chairman of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, took part in a working meeting of the International Labour Organization  on the 190th Convention  “Violence and Harassment in the Workplace”. The main topic of conversation was: the active participation of the Confederation  in the adoption of the Convention;  The labour reform carried out in […]

Georgian Trade Unions Confederation Delegation led by Irakli Petriashvili is taking part in the AFL-CIO Congress of the Trade Unions of the United States

The importance of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova’s EU integration and candidate status, the situation in Ukraine and Belarus, the support and solidarity expressed by the trade union movement for Ukraine, as well as the arrest and persecution of independent trade union leaders in Belarus were the issues, on  which  the president of the Georgian Trade […]

Irakli Petriashvili has discussed processes related to the Trade Union persecution in Belarus at the annual conference of the International Labour Organization.

On June 7, in Geneva, within the framework of the annual International Labour Conference of the  International Labour Organization (ILO),  the meeting of the Standards Application Committee was held in a hybrid mode. The main issue  (which was discussed by representatives of the  governments, employers and trade unions  around the world)  is the difficult situation […]

GEORGIAN TRADE UNIONS CONFEDERATION MANIFEST

The two recent global events, the pandemic that began in late 2019 and the Russian military invasion of Ukraine in early 2022, have had a significant impact on the world, including Georgia. In the current difficult situation, the state labour market and social policy play an important role in maintaining the well-being of the country’s […]

APRIL 28 INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEAD AND INJURED AT THE WORKPLACE

April 28 – International Day of Dead and Injured  is celebrated in more than 100 countries, around the world,  including  Georgia. On International Workers’ Remembrance Day, the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation joins the demand of the World Trade Unions for the International Labour Organization to recognize “Occupational Health and Safety at Work” as a fundamental […]

“This is an anti-union campaign of the pro-Russian Lukashenko regime” – Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) responds to the arrest of Belarusian trade union leaders

The Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) expresses solidarity with the independent trade unions of Belarus and calls the arrest of the BKDP leadership by the State Security Service appalling. “We express our solidarity with the independent trade unions of Belarus, especially when the leaders of the trade unions criticized the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, […]

IRAKLI PETRIASHVILI WILL CHAIR A MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE PAN-EUROPEAN REGIONAL COUNCIL OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNIONS CONFEDERATION IN BRUSSELS AND WILL HOLD A MEETING WITH EUROPEAN COLLEAGUES

Irakli Petriashvili, President  of the Georgian Trade Unions  Confederation, who is also the President of the Pan-European Regional Council of the International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC), has left for Brussels on an official visit. Irakli Petriashvili, President of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, who is also the President of the Pan-European Regional Council of the […]

“OUR GATHERING HERE IS A MESSAGE FOR BOTH THE ENEMY AND THE LOVER” – A RALLY IN SUPPORT OF SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE AND GEORGIA’S EUROPEAN INTEGRATION WAS ORGANIZED IN FRONT OF THE PARLIAMENT, ORGANIZED BY TRADE UNIONS, A RALLY IN SUPPORT OF SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE AND GEORGIA’S EUROPEAN INTEGRATION WAS HELD

Thousands of people of various professions gathered on the ground, including Ukrainian refugees who took refuge in Georgia. One of them also delivered a speech on the stage and thanked the protesters for their support and assistance. “Thank you on behalf of the whole of Ukraine today. Our countries: Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have a […]

BY THE ORGANIZING OF THE TRADE UNIONS THE RALLY WILL BE HOLD IN SUPPORT OF SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE AND GEORGIA’S EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

The Georgian Trade Unions Confederation will hold a peaceful rally in Solidarity with Ukraine and in support of Georgia’s  integration into the European Union. According to the organization, the rally will be large-scale. In addition, Irakli Petriashvili, the chairman of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation calls on the citizens to unite and strengthen their positions.  […]

Irakli Petriashvili Has Completed Official Visit In Brussels

Irakli Petriashvili has completed official visit in  Brussels. After discussing the current events in Ukraine, the President of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation raised the issue at a meeting of the ITUC General Council, that Georgia and Moldova should receive the status of  EU candidate along with Ukraine. Irakli Petriashvili’s visit in  Brussels was preceded […]

The Unions Have Won a Lawsuit Against “Evex Hospitals”

The unions have won a lawsuit against “Evex Hospitals”.  Doctor Nana Rurua was addressed  to the Trade Union for help, because she was illegally dismissed of the JSC. “Evex Hospitals”  (in the past as a “M.Iashvili Central Children’s Hospital”).  Nana Rurua  since 2004  “M.Iashvili Central Children’s Hospital”,  today already JSC  “Evex Hospitals”, worked on the […]

Letter From Irakli Petriashvili to Luca Visentini Secretary General ETUC / PERC

To Luca Visentini Secretary General ETUC / PERC Copy: Her Excellency Ursula von der Leyen President of the European Commission Copy: Presidents of ETUC member organizations   Dear Brother Luca, dear friends,   We all together condemn vandalism and barbarism that we are witnessing taking place with the Russian invasion in the sovereign European democratic […]

Georgian Trade Unions Confederation congratulates on March 8

Georgian Trade Unions Confederation Congratulations on International Women’s Day! In light of the current events in Ukraine, we especially congratulate the Ukrainian women who are heroically fighting for the homeland, life and rights. Every woman’s labour or  any other right in the world must be properly protected. March 8 was declared an official holiday to […]

Irakli Petriashvili went for the trip for an official visit

Irakli Petriashvili, President  of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, went for the trip for an official visit. He will hold formal and informal meetings with European colleagues, politicians and Trade Union partners on Georgia’s EU candidate status. On March 7, Irakli Petriashvili, as a titular member of the General Council of the International Trade Union […]

Trade Union Condemns Events in Ukraine

Irakli Petriashvili, President of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, shares the difficult situation in the neighboring country. It is difficult to deal with the aggression that Georgia also suffered back in 2008. “As it turns out, the concerns of the international community cannot stop this type of aggression. So the most effective step at this […]

The Strike of the workers of the “Borjomi” factory is concluded

The Strike of the workers of the “Borjomi”  factory is concluded.  Both factory will start  working at full capacity from tomorrow. After an 8-day full-strike, an agreement was reached between employees, trade unions and  the administration.  Most of the demands of the employees will be met, salaries will be increased and working conditions will be […]

24 citizens who left Georgia for Germany for seasonal work are in the worst working conditions

The Georgian Trade Unions Confederation has released information according to which 24 citizens who left Georgia for Germany for seasonal work are in the worst working conditions. According to the Georgian Trade Unions, they do not receive the promised remuneration. The German Ambassador to Georgia, Huber Knir has released a statement regarding the working conditions […]

The strike ended at “Rustavi Azot”

On May 3, 2021 The strike started on April 27 by the factory workers was ended by agreement with the administration of JSC “Rustavi Azot”. On the 3rd day after the start of the strike, the enterprise stopped completely, only one workshop did not stop – by the decision of the strikers working process of […]

“Saknakhshiri” and the trade union signed the collective agreement!

The purpose of the agreement is to ensure effective, harmonious cooperation between employer and employees, to create a stable environment for production processes and improve the socio-economic situation of the employees. According to the collective agreement, the trade union has the role of mediator. On the one hand, it will protect the interests of the […]

President of Georgian Trade Unions Confederation Irakli Petriashvili will head the Advisory Board under the Chief Labour Inspector.

President of Georgian Trade Unions Confederation Irakli Petriashvili will head the Advisory Board under the Chief Labour Inspector. The Advisory Board will develop recommendations for the Labour Inspection Office on strategy, functioning and activities. The first meeting of the Advisory Board was held yesterday. In addition to electing Irakli Petriashvili as the Chairman of the […]

The  European Regional Council of Trade Unions discussed the global challenges

The  European Regional Council of Trade Unions discussed the global challenges, the covid-19 pandemic and ways to overcome it,  online. The conversation focused on the issue of vaccination and testing. The meeting was conducted by Irakli Petriashvili  – the President  of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation. Luca Vicentini, Secretary General of the Pan-European Regional Council […]

A global trend analysis of the role of Trade Unions in times of Covid-19

A global trend analysis of the role of Trade Unions in times of Covid-19 – International Labour Organziation(ILO) new publication Trade unions should regard the crisis as a wake-up call for contributing to building forward better and advancing labour and social agendas. To achieve these objectives, they need to be recognized, participate in policy-making, and […]

The store manager has won a lawsuit against the company

The store manager has won a lawsuit against the company and will receive compensation in the amount of GEL 23,400. On August 8, 2018, completely unexpectedly for the plaintiff, during the work process, the head of the company informed her that she had been fired and should no longer have been at the work.  When […]

Employees, who were illegally fired from the “Georgian House”,  held a rally

Former employees of the “Georgian House” and trade union activists gathered near the 1st building of TSU and marched towards the Carrefour supermarket, where a large-scale action was held. Counters for sale of the company’s (“Delisia”) meat products are located in the Carrefour network, where “promo” girls and “merchandisers”, fired from a Georgian house, work. […]

The trade unions won the dispute with the bank

According to the November 4 decision of the Tbilisi City Court, the claim of T.M. was satisfied. According to the decision, the order (regarding the dismissal of the plaintiff) of the Bank of Georgia was annulled. The employer was charged to reinstate the plaintiff in the position of cashier operator and pay considerable compensation. The […]

The company “Georgian House” violates the fundamental rights of employees

Meat products company Georgian House (formerly Abd & Co.) was once again exposed for gross violations of employees’ rights. This Ukrainian-owned company offers tough conditions to its employees in both the manufacturing and sales sectors. The products of the mentioned company are found in Georgian supermarkets, the spaces for sale are mainly arranged in Carrefour […]

A memorandum between GTUC and the Georgian Mediators Association

A memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation and the Georgian Mediators Association. The purpose of the memorandum is cooperation between the parties for the introduction and popularization of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism in Georgia, for the timely and effective resolution of disputes. The parties plan and implement […]

Special statement on the developments in Armenia and Azerbaijan

The Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (with its multinational  representations, which includes members of both Azerbaijani and Armenian trade unions)  is  following with concern the developments in our neighboring and sister countries – Armenia and Azerbaijan.    We are well aware of  how hard is unfair war with unequal warfare actions, with unequal military actions, with […]

The Pan-European Trade Union Steering Committee met to discuss  about the important issues and new challenges created by the pandemic

The Pan-European Trade Union Steering Committee met to discuss  about the important issues and new challenges created by the pandemic. The meeting was led by Irakli Petriashvili,  Chairman of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation and President of the Pan-European Trade Union. World and European Priorities and Actions (Recovery and Resilience) – This was the line […]

PERC Statement on Armenia-Azerbaijan armed conflict

With great anxiety and concern, we witness renewed armed confrontations between Armenia and Azerbaijan that have led to human losses, including within the civilian population. The situation constitutes one of the unresolved conflicts in the region of the PERC that puts stability and development – not only of the countries involved, but also that of […]

Georgian Trade Unions congratulates American people on the Independence Day.

This is the celebration day not just for American people, but also for all nations who strive for Democracy and Independence. We are pleased to have years of fruitful and successful cooperation with the US Embassy – Georgia and other representatives of the US that is based on freedom, equality and democratic values. We are […]

Trade union school in Imereti region

On  June  26,  in  Kutaisi  was held Kutaisi Trade Union School closing event, within the project of the Austrian Development Agency, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the Austrian Federation of the Trade Unions and the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation “Towards the Regions! Trade Union Educational Program on Labour Rights for Employees in Tbilisi, Adjara and Imereti […]

One more accident at work

One more  accident at work.  A worker fell from a construction in Marneuli and died on the place. This is the 12th case of death at work in the last 5 months of  2020.  In addition, 72 people were seriously injured. It should be noted that the statistics of trade unions  are not completed and […]

The company “Agar Sugar” has resumed work at full capacity

The company “Agar Sugar” has resumed work at full capacity. More than 500 people are employed in the manufacture. Most of the employees are local. The company says, that it will be  replace  50 percent of sugar imports.  By the end of the year, the factory plans to produce 65,000  tons of sugar.  The enterprise […]

Laid-off Rustavi nitrogen factory workers win back jobs after three-year legal battle

Fifty-six former employees of a nitrogen factory in Rustavi, a city 20 km south of the Georgian capital Tbilisi, have won back their jobs after a three-year legal battle with their employer, Rustavi Azot. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ordered the chemical fertiliser company to reinstate them to their previous positions and to reimburse their salaries […]

Enforecement of Labor Rights in the Fields of Textile and Trade- Presentation of Study

Trade Union of Georgia held presentation of research prepared on enforcement of labor rights in the fields of textile and trade. The research was carried out with the support of program on legal approximation of South Caucasus with European Standards of International Cooperation Society of Germany(GIZ). Among the key findings were numerous violations, including, the […]

Research on Labor Conditions of Employees Working in Fast Food Facilities

Trade Union Youth Movement, with the support of Trade Union and Fund of Friedrich Ebert conducted large-scale survey for the purpose of studying working conditions of fast food facilities employees. The survey was conducted with employees of the six facilities- “McDonald’s”, “Wendy’s”, “Dunkin Donuts”, “Subway”, “Luca Polare” and “Domino’s Pizza”  in the six cities of […]

Council of the EU welcomes the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

The Council calls on the EU Member States to pursue a human-centred approach to the future of work. BRUSSELS (ILO News) – The Council of the European Union  has adopted conclusions welcoming the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work  and calling on the EU Member States to continue their efforts to ratify and apply the ILO […]

UN General Assembly endorses ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work

The UNGA resolution provides an opportunity for the UN system to promote a human-centred approach to the future of work. NEW YORK (ILO News) – The United Nations General Assembly  (UNGA) has adopted a resolution welcoming the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work  and calling on UN bodies to consider integrating the Declaration’s policy proposals into their […]

Irakli Petriashvili: Let us make joint conclusions after the dialogue with the state-minded business and make amendments to the Code

At today’s meeting, the initiators of the draft amendments, members of the Parliament of Georgia, president of the Trade Unions Confederation, business ombudsman, representatives of the business association and other stakeholders were discussing the amendments to be made to the Organic Law – Labour Code of Georgia. According to Irakli Petriashvili, the President of Trade […]

International Conference of Economists was held in Tbilisi

International Conference of Economists was held in Tbilisi under the umbrella of the International Trade Unions Confederation, Pan-European Regional Council and International Labour Organisation which was organised by Georgian Trade Unions Confederation. Georgian Trade Unions Confederation was able to organise the very important Conference. Economists from all over the region gathered in Georgia, experts from […]

General Assembly the World Trade Union of 2020 will be held in Tbilisi !!!

The decision was made at the meeting of the General Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) in Brussels. Among candidate cities, there were and our capital was competed by such metropolises as Singapore, Melbourne, Tokyo, São Paulo and Rome. It should be noted that not only the capital of Georgia, but also other […]

Three won trial cases

As a result of legal assistance provided to 4 persons employed in “Georgian Water and Power” (who were dismissed by the administration on the grounds of reorganization, in exchange for paying compensation equal to one month's salary). As a result of negotiations, the administration paid compensation equal to 8 month’s salary. The total compensation amount is […]

International Conference on Minimum Wage was Held in Georgia

Minimum wage – international experience and Georgian practice – an international conference was held with the organisation of Friedrich Ebert Foundation and with the participation of Georgian Trade Unions. “Life assurance is the function of the State. In this country 130 000 people have the wage less than is needed for a person for living […]

Promoting Core labour standards and Social Dialogue by effective implementation of the EU Association Agendas in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are active participants of the EU’s Eastern Partnership programme and have Association Agreements with the EU. They also benefit from the agreement on Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the EU. These agreements, among others, call for proper labour Governance through social dialogue and compliance with ILO’s international labour standards. […]

Trade Unions protest has yielded results – miners’ demonstration in Tkibuli is over.

Yesterday afternoon a meeting was held between administration and employees.  The meeting was attended by: Director General of Saknakhshiri LTD (GIG Group), majoritarian deputy from Tkibuli, Imereti Governor, Tkibuli Mayor, Chairperson of Sakrebulo, representatives of sectoral and primary trade unions organisation and the miners. Representatives of  Steel International Trade Company were also attending the meeting; […]

Georgian Trade Unions Confederation calls on the Prime Minister

Georgian Trade Unions Confederation calls on the Prime Minister of Georgia to set up the meeting of the Tripartite Social Partnership Commission urgently to discuss the crisis in Tkibuli. According to the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, the situation in Tkibuli is extremely heavy and requires an immediate solution. It is essential that the society and […]

Promoting Social Dialogue – A two-day conference was held in Tbilisi

”Promoting labour rights and social dialogue through efficient implementation of Association Agenda in three countries of Eastern Partnership: Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine” – A high-level two-day conference was held in Tbilisi. It was organised by Georgian Trade Unions Confederation and supported by International Labour Organisation (ILO) The status of implementation of Associate Agreement in Associate […]

Protests of Miners in Tkibuli have been resumed

About 15 miners went down to Mindeli mine and the same number of miners went down to Dzidziguri mine, they refused to come out of the mines unless their current salaries are paid.  “The miners, typically, were to be paid the salaries by September 15, although the company left the miners without pay by the […]

Railway workers are getting ready for legal strike!

Georgian Railway Administration refused to participate in the conciliation procedure,that means breaking the organic law. Railway workers are getting ready for legal strike! After 2012 year,workers salary,that isn’t more than 1000lari,hasn’t increased at all,despite of many requests.Employees’ wages,who do quite hard working jobs,are only 200-300 lari,while administration’s staffs are inflated too much.For example,General Director’s wage […]

Protest of Evolution Gaming company employees

For more than a month, employees of Evolution Gaming company, have been demanding a salary increase while strictly remaining within the framework of constructive dialogue. In response, the employer fired about ten employees. Having considered that every attempt to solve the problem through peaceful methods failed, the employees decided to go to strike. Strike requirements […]

Jobs for two different positions

The Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) would like to invite you to apply for the position of the external evaluator of the project “Towards the regions! Trade union educational program on labor rights for workers in Tbilisi and regions of Adjara and Imereti”. The project is jointly implemented by the Austrian Development Agency, Friedrich Ebert […]

Final module of the Organizing course

On 7 – 8 June, 2019, the third, final module of the Organizing course conducted in the framework of the joint project of Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Austrian Development Agency (ADA), WUSA, Austrian and Georgian Trade Unions Confederations was held at the conference hall of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC). Successful participants of the Organizing […]

A narrow definition of safety harms workers in Georgia

Georgia’s newly adopted law on labour safety is lacking statutes on workers’ rights due a narrow definition of safety — working hours, overtime payment, and required breaks are still not sufficiently regulated. Due to such weak edicts, worker fatalities are still on the rise. In early April 2018, Mikheil, a 54-year-old coal miner in Georgia, heard sirens […]

The Situation of Workers and the Trade Union Movement in Georgia

After restoration of the independence the most part of the population of Georgia has lived in the extreme poverty.  According to the official statistics for 2017 the share of those below the line of extreme poverty made 21.9% of the total population, and the relative ratio was 22.3%.  About 41% of the population (1 542 545) consider […]

Irakli Petriashvili was elected as the Vice-President of the International Trade Union Confederation 

Irakli Petriashvili was elected as the Vice-President of the International Trade Union Confederation. The 4th World Congress of multi-million organisation unanimously supported Petriashvili’s candidate for this responsible and honourable position.  The Congress is taking place in the capital of Denmark and it is attended by 1500 representatives from 164 countries. Support for the position of […]

Youth GTUC Participating in ITUC Congress

Trade unions and democracy, gender equality, human rights, social equality, future vision of the Trade Unions – this is the non-exhaustive list of important issues discussed at the 4th Congress of the International Trade Unions Confederation in Denmark, where Anano Bediashvili, young activist of Youth GTUC, together with the President of the GTUC is participating. […]

Who will lead the International Trade Unions and how cooperation with Georgia continue?!

The Fourth World Congress of the International Trade Unions Confederation was opened in Copenhagen. The Danish Prime Minister, Mayor of Copenhagen, Presidents of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Trade Union of International Confederations attended the opening ceremony of the world-scale Congress and delivered the speech to the participants. 1500 representatives  from 164  countries […]

The Court imposed TbiliKids payment of debts.

All 11 employees of a Children Entertainment Center accused the previous employer of dishonest attitude and required to receive the missed pay. The unfair attitude of the management of the Company was demonstrated several times during the trial. The trial was postponed several times on the basis of the motion of the director of TbiliKids […]

56 Azoti workers won the trial!

56 employees dismissed from Rustavi Azoti have won the trial in the Court of Appeals as well. The Company was imposed to reinstate them to work and receive the missed pay for 22 months. We would like to remind you that on 25 January 2017, the administration of JSC Rustavi Azot illegally dismissed 350 employees, […]

100 Years On, What’s Left Of Georgian Social Democracy?

Earlier this year, Georgia celebrated the 100th anniversary of its independence. [1] The celebrations in Georgia stood in sharp contrast to the muted commemoration in Russia, just a few months earlier, of the Bolshevik Revolution. While the Russians, including President Putin, have mixed feelings about the Bolshevik seizure of power and the seven decades of […]

Trade Unions win two legal disputes

The Tbilisi City Court has fully upheld the appeal of unlawfully dismissed Lali Gaprindashvili. The Confederation of Trade Unions participated in a dispute on behalf of Gaprindashvili against the Patriarchate Clinic. The applicant was dismissed from the Patriarchate’s Therapeutic Clinic for People in Need and its Development Fund without any real reason, while the order […]

Open office in Chiatura city

Trade union youth movement met with employees in city Chiatura and informed them on their labor rights. This activity has been held in the framework of the project “Trade Union for Young Employees”, supported by Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The main objective of the project is to inform workers on the benefits of trade union and […]

Women’s Committee Meeting in Tsageri

On November 2, With the organization of the GTUC Women’s Committee, a seminar on labour rights was held in Tsageri for workers employed in public service, education and art sectors. The seminar was led by GTUC Vice president Eteri Matureli and GTUC lawyer Tamar Surmava. The seminar was held in the framework of the project […]

Women’s Committee Meeting at Medical University

On October31, With the organization of the GTUC Women’s Committee, a seminar on labor rights was held in Tbilisi State Medical University. The seminar was led by GTUC Vice president Eteri Matureli and GTUC lawyer Tamar Surmava. On the meeting also were attended representative of Friedrich Ebert Foundation Irina Seferteladze and President of medical workers […]

Meeting with the employees at the “Zestafoni Ferroalloy Plant’s” factory

Trade union youth movement met with “Zestafoni Ferroalloy Plant’s ” (Georgian Manganese) employees and informed them on their labor rights. This activity has been held in the framework of the project “Trade Union for Young Employees”, supported by Friedrich Ebert Foundation. The main objective of the project is to inform workers on the benefits of […]

industrial accident occurred in Chiatura

On October 29, 2018 by 12:00 – 13:00 hours, another industrial accident occurred in Chiatura. 55-year-old Amiran Gogatishvili lost his left hand palm during his work. As local employees say, the winch rope formed loop and Amiran Gogatishvili has tried to correct it. It seemed the rope stretched more quickly than he has expected. Instant […]

Meeting of the Network of Economists in Armenia

Meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Pan-European Regional Council of International Trade Unions (PERC) was held on 15-16 October in Armenia. The main topic of the conference was the wage policy and goals in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. At the meeting, an economic analyst Giorgi Chanturidze, representative of the Georgian Trade […]

Press Conference of the first Trade Union of the television company Iberia

On October 19, a joint press conference of the first trade union of the employees of television company Iberia and Confederation of Trade Unions was held at the Conference Hall of the Georgian Trade Unions. The main demand of employees is labor remuneration within the shortest time possible. Employees of Iberia, as well as Trade […]

Irakli Petriashvili addresses Mamuka Bakhtadze in an open letter

Chairman of Georgian Trade Unions, Irakli Petriashvili addresses the Prime Minister of Georgia and the chairman of the Georgian Social Partnership Tripartite Commission Mamuka Bakhtadze, in an open letter:   Dear Prime Minister,   We would like to communicate our position concerning consideration of a bill envisaging amendments and additions to the Georgian Law on […]

Visit of Raisa Liparteliani in Kiev

Deputy Chairman of Georgian Trade Unions Confederation, Raisa Liparteliani, paid an official visit to Kiev, Ukraine on 10-12 October of this year. The main topic of the visit was gender equality issues in the Eastern Partnership countries. She attended parliamentary discussions on the subject, met with representatives of the Ministry of Social Affairs of Ukraine, […]

Industrial accident in Chiatura

On October 12, at 05:00, 59 years old drift miner Giorgi Labadze was injured and received severe bruising as a result of the collapse of the mining mass at № 003 mining drift of Shukruti mine in Chiatura ore mining and processing enterprise of LLC Georgian Manganez. He was transferred to Sachkhere Hospital and is […]

Violations during Batumi construction inspection

Trade Unions have identified significant violations during OHS inspection at construction sites in Batumi. The inspection was carried out at Ltd. Dar Building and Ltd. Batumsheni. The identical violations of OHS norms were identified. In particular, the employees were not wearing the special clothing, shoes, helmets. The balconies on the building site and the stairs […]

Austrian School of Trade Unions published a summarizing journal

Austrian School of Trade Unions published a journal which summarizes two-year work of the project. It is noteworthy that 29 new leaders were retrained at the school of Trade Unions. In total 87 trainings were conducted especially for them in the course of two years and each group attended 187-hour lecture course. We would like […]

Regional conference on Labour Inspection in NIS

The ILO-ACTRAV, in cooperation with the Pan-European Regional Council of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-PERC) organized a regional conference for the ITUC-PERC affiliates in the Newly Independent States (NIS) on 26-27 September in Tbilisi. The participants discussed challenges of effective functioning of the labour inspections to supervise implementation of labour and occupational health and […]

Inspections of construction sites in Kutaisi

Trade unions have found significant violations during occupational safety inspections of the construction sites in Kutaisi. According to the initial conclusion on one of the construction sites, the workers at the site are not wearing special protective equipment. The perimeter of the construction site is not protected by appropriate and protective infrastructure (railings, net) inflicting […]

The protest of truck drivers in Lilo

Truck drivers’ protest action continues at the Custom Clearance Zone of the Revenue Service in Lilo. The demonstrators are not planning to leave until the Minister of Finance satisfies their only demand to cancel the order on restricting the transfer of wheat. The import of wheat by trucks was supposed to be banned from September […]

Labour standards and inspection – a workshop in Tbilisi

A two-day seminar was opened in the hotel Biltmore as part of Georgian-EU dialogue on Labour, Employment and Social Issues, which aims at supporting joint efforts to facilitate better jobs and labour standards through economic cooperation under Georgia-EU Association Agreement and DCFTA. The seminar will provide a space for exchange of ideas and practices among […]

High-Level International Conference in Tbilisi

Today a high-level 2-day international conference on labour safety and inspection was opened in Tbilisi, organized by International Labour Organization (ILO), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC). The title of the regional Conference is ‘Compliance of National Legislation with the ILO No 81 Labour Inspection Convention and the Protocol of […]

Women’s Committee meeting in Gori on September 11

With the organization of the GTUC Women’s Committee, a seminar on labour rights was held in Gori for workers employed in public service, education, transport and energy sectors. The seminar was led by GTUC Vice president Eteri Matureli and GTUC lawyer Tamar Surmava. The seminar was held in the framework of the project “Women’s labour […]

Open Office in front of the shopping center

Youth movement of Trade Unions has met with the workers and informed them of their labour rights in front of trade center Galleria Tbilisi. The mentioned activity was organized within the framework of the project “Trade Unions for young workers” supported by Friedrich Ebert Fund. The project aims to informing workers of the concept of […]

DMT Group will examine the working conditions of Tkibuli mines

The working conditions of Tkibuli mines will be examined by a German company DMT group. The decision was unanimously upheld during a session of tripartite commission. The selection criteria were determined under predefined Technical Regulation. A company with 140 years of experience will work with Georgian colleagues in the course of 5 weeks. The organization […]

Visit of Mario Ivekovich to Georgian Trade Unions Confederation

On 7th of August, this year, the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation was visited by Mario Ivekovich, a coordinator of an international organization Clean Clothes Campaign and a representative of Trade Unions Confederation of Croatia. The meeting concerned the topics such as the current situation in the textile and clothes production sector of Georgia. The representatives […]

The Georgian Trade Unions make an explanation with regard to the request of appointment of a candidate nominated by a certain group of mine workers.

According to the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) there are systemic problems in Tkibuli Coal Mining in terms of occupational safety and work organization. Despite the demand made by a group of miners, either change in leadership or any form of restructuring cannot have a preventive effect towards avoiding future industrial accidents. The systemic problems […]

Tkibuli’s new life

President of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) Irakli Petriashvili informs the public about his position on the Tkibuli tragedy and calls on the prime minister to implement the trade union’s action plan. ‘’ I would like to respond once again to the tragedy that happened in Tkibuli and to refer to the fact that […]

Four more people are dead, six injured in Tkibuli.

As the result of explosion in the `Mindeli` mine, 4 people died  and 6 people were injured. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, in the tunnel of the mine, possibly as a result of methane explosion, the deformation of the walls caused the destruction of the ceiling. “On July 16 this year, at dawn, […]

Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) wins another court case

The Georgian Railway will have to pay compensation of 24 000 GEL to David Gochava. In addition, with the decision of 10 July, 2018, the court annulled Georgian Railway JSC decree on termination of employment agreement with Gochava. “This case is a clear example that fighting always makes sense and that the Georgian Trade Unions […]

4-month-long active negotiations ended with concrete results

4-month-long active negotiations ended with concrete results. Around 30 members of the Boards of Tbilisi Metro Workers’ Trade Union and Trade Union of Georgian Automobile Transport and Highways’ workers participated in the final conclusive meeting. Apart from concrete results they received information about new developments. It should be noted that if not for various events […]

Agreement Reached! The strike in Chiatura will not take place!

Last night, the agreement was achieved at last meeting of long negotiations between the representatives of the administration of “Georgian Manganese” LLC and Local Trade Union Organization of Chiatura. The salary of Employees of Chitaura Mountain-Enrichment factory will be increased on 10%. Salary increases will be implemented from June 1, 2018. The company, together with […]

Georgian trade unions celebrated May Day with a rally

Georgian trade unions celebrated May Day with a rally in Tbilisi focused on dangerous work conditions, calling on the government to “make work safe” and “tighten labor policy.” Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) youth activists and students, workers, as well as GTUC leadership marched through Rustaveli, the main avenue of Tbilisi, protesting against intolerable work […]

Agara workers will get salaries from May 1.

On April 25, meeting of trade unions, management of Agara sugar factory and the Business Ombudsman of Georgia has ended with an agreement to launch rehabilitation works at Agara factory from May 1, 2018. Workers who will be employed on those works will receive a full-scale salary, others will be provided with prepayment in a […]

Worker Dies in Chiatura’s Shukruti Mine

Georgian media reports that Zaza Abramishvili, a 45 year old miner, died in Shukruti mine in Georgia’s western town of Chiatura at around 5am this morning. The accident was confirmed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. An investigation is underway under Article 240 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which pertains to the violation of […]

A fatal occupational accident happened in Zestafoni Ferroalloy Plant.

March 12, 2018 A fatal occupational accident happened in Zestafoni Ferroalloy Plant. According to the information of a representative of Local Trade Union organization of Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia: 55-year-old Davit Dzabiradze, an employee of the repair shop, was repairing and replacing the old metal roof of the […]

happy 8 March

March 8, in Tbilisi, at the metro station Rustaveli, Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) opened an open office where GTUC board members congratulated women on International Women’s Day and presented flowers. Along with the flowers leaflets on women’s labor rights were also handed out. After this action, the GTUC Women’s Committee, together with the Trade […]

Important Victory

Tbilisi Court of Appeal by 2018 February 20th decision annualed every illegally freed plantiff’s order about dismission from LTD Karmen.All of them were rehibilitated at work and the employer was tasked to pay compensation bacause of compulsorily wasted time from work. After illegally dismission Trade-Union began negotiations with company demanding to rehibilitate employeds at work, […]

How to promote Social Dialogue in Georgia

Georgia recently ratified the ILO Convention on Tripartite Consultation N°144. In this interview, Irakli Petriashvili, President of the Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) shared his views about the benefits of social dialogue in Georgia. As President of the ITUC’s Pan European Regional Council-PERC, M. Petriashvili also stressed the role of governments and social partners in […]