GTUC training on Trafficking, Migration and Forced labour

The Training on Trafficking, Migration and Forced labour was held on 25 March at GRUC office  to arise awareness of the GTUC staff and of students.

 The meeting was opened by the Focal point on Trafficking and Migration Ms.Irina Kurdadze, who welcomed the participants and made a short project overview. Her speech covered problems of trafficking, migration issues, forced labour issues, supply and demand issue in trafficking and forced labour and

as a transit route.

 The presentation on Power-point was represented by Ms. Irina Kurdadze.

 The following topics were evaluated:

Migrant workers and the destination countries, brief review of the migration situation in

,   the basic elements of forced labour, Trafficking and Contraband.

 The Information Booklets on Migration (

) were represented to the participants.

The representatives from following branch unions were present at the event:

  1. Branch of Service, local and Social industries – Ms. Ketevan Berikashvili


  1. Architects and Workers of Construction and building material industry. Deputy Chief  Ms. Marina Kurtanidze

  1. Automobile transport and Highway’s workers – Mr. Vaxtang Tsuleiskiri
  2. Workers from Energetic sector – Mr. David Gugushvili

  1. Private trade sector and Investment  sector- LTD ,, Sameba” Chief of the Committee – Mr.Xizanishvili

6. Trade Union of Artists – Ms. Manana Darsadze –Chief of the organization division


Ms. Lili Sakvarelidze- Chief of the Committee of Trade Union of the Bibliotheca of the Parliament


Ms .Zaora Kirtbaia – Chief of the Committee of Trade Union of LTD  Saktsigni”


        7.  Students – from Civil movement 


       Staff of the Georgian Trade Unions Confederation  – from the International, Organization, Media,   

      Legal departments. 


  In the discussion   by the moderator of the training was announced the idea to find the connections and links with  the same branches of Trade Unions  in different countries to help the migrant workers for  their repatriation.

          It was interesting for the participants to know info if there is any discrimination for migrant workers  relating on the wages  they receive.

Also it was underlined that at  the last months the  funds transferred by the migrant workers in

  have been reduced relating to economic crisis.
On the other had the conflict and relevant economical crisis  has actually increased the risk for illegal migration and trafficking.

The Participants of the above mentioned trainings were informed on risks of forced labour and trafficking on the  prevention actions.

It was mentioned that in nearest future that guide book on forced labour in Georgian Language will be available.  

The meeting was closed with the idea to have additional topical meetings to discuss the possibilities of trade union participation in combating trafficking in human beings in future.