Irakli Petriashvili met with Celeste Drake, the deputy general director of the ILO

Within the framework of the 112th annual conference of the International Labor Organization, Irakli Petriashvili, the chairman of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation  met with Celeste Drake, the deputy general director of the ILO. At the meeting, they discussed all the relevant and important issues on which the Union of Georgian Trade Unions Confederation  has been working for years.

At the meeting, they discussed all the relevant and important issues on which the Union of Georgian Trade Unions Confederation   has been working for years.

Celeste Drake knows Georgia and the activities of  the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation very well. Because, in 2010-2020, he worked flawlessly on the Giespu Gsp petition from the American Trade Union (IFL-CIO). Where the  Georgian Trade Unions Confederation actively raised cases of persecution of trade unions in the complaint: in the field of education, in the Georgian Railways and in the Georgian Post Office. As well as the lack of labor inspection…

Ultimately, the petition was dropped in 2020, when labor reform was passed under the advocating unionization and the labor inspectorate was reinstated with an increased mandate.

Celeste Drake expressed her full support to the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation and Irakli Petriashvili regarding all the issues and challenges that are relevant for the organization and Georgian workers.

The 112th conference of the International Labor Organization will end on June 14.