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 conditions and dis-regulated labor rights.

Some students showed short performances describing hostile work environment. They personified marginalized workers. The protesters gathered in front of the old parliament building, and voiced their demands. The rally ended at the Parliament building where the participants of the rally read out the May the 1st manifesto and called on the Government and the legislative body to strengthen labor safety policies, promote women’s labor rights and to create new jobs.

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