World Popular Resistance Clippings 2/15/2013

Rail workers on strike in Khashuri

TBILISI, DFWatch–Around 800 rail workers in Khashuri in central Georgia went on strike Wednesday,demanding increased salaries and to restore benefits which they used to have years ago.

There are no staff available on the railway section between Zestaponi further west and Gori closer to Tbilisi, but Georgian Railway [...]

Ferro-alloy plant on strike in Georgia

Workers at the ferro-alloy plant in Zestafon (the Imereti region of Western Georgia) have declared a strike demanding increases in salary, NewsGeorgia reports.

About 700 workers of the plant are participating in the strike.

According to the television company, the workers haven’t succeeded in their peaceful demands for increases in salaries for the last four [...]

Trade Union Slams Authorities for ‘Repressions’

The Georgian Trade Union Confederation (GTUC) accused authorities of “repressions” against its members after police arrested three workers of a metallurgical plant in Kutaisi, who were participants of a strike, which came to an abrupt end late on September 15 after police intervention.

Over thirty participants of the strike were arrested that night and released [...]

Plant Workers’ Strike Ends as Police Move In

A strike by a group of workers from metallurgical plant in Kutaisi came to an abrupt end on Thursday night after police detained over 30 strikers, who were camped outside the plant, the Georgian Trade Union Confederation said.

All detained participants of the strike were released several hours later, said the trade union, which coordinated [...]

Kutaisi metallurgical plant owners negotiate with strikers

Indian owners of the metallurgical plant “Hercules” in Kutaisi have already arrived in Georgia and together with the company’s management are negotiating with workers, who went on strike, Georgian Trade Unions Chairman Irakli Petriashvili said on Thursday.

According to the report, the plant’s management is going to familiarize the workers with its proposals.

“The plant [...]

Strike at metallurgical plant in Georgia may grow

Warning strike of workers of Kutaisi metallurgical plant “Hercules” in Georgia, followed by dismissal of six employees, ended without results.

For this reason workers are planning a large-scale strike next week.

Workers of the “Hercules” plant, owned by the Georgian-Indian company “EurAsia Steel”, went on strike on Friday. This was followed by the leadership’s dismissal [...]

Women-Prisoners to Embark on Hunger Strike in Georgia

Human rights defender Eka Beselia informed the media that the Georgian women-prisoners are going to embark on hunger strike because of unbearable conditions in prisons, – GHN reports.

Eka Beselia underlined that women-prisoners demand attention to their problems. “They often sleep right on the cold floor. They cannot practice proper hygiene; they are kept under [...]

Tbilisi police arrest five protesters

Another five fixed route taxi drivers who went on strike today were arrested by police on Tuesday in Tbilisi. They were charged with insubordination to law enforcement bodies.

As one of the leaders of the Conservative Party, Lasha Chkhartishvili, told Trend, the Tbilisi City Court has applied seven-day administrative arrest for these individuals.

According [...]

IDPs eviction from Tbilisi sparks widespread fury

IDPs from Abkhazia and South Ossetia were evicted from their compact settlements in Tbilisi in the early hours on January 20. Police sealed off the territory of the former student’s dormitory in Bagebi district which, according to the Georgian Government had been illegally occupied by the families living there. Relatives of the evicted IDPs [...]

Georgian police break up hunger strike by civil war veterans in Tbilisi

January 04, 2011

Police on Monday broke up a hunger strike in the Georgian capital and detained three of the protesting veterans who took part in Georgia’s 1991-1994 civil war and the August 2008 conflict with Russia.

The protest staged in front of the Monument to the Fallen in downtown Tbilisi started on Dec. 27.