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Employees of Poti port went on strike

2012-11-01 13:05

Approximately 1200 employees of Poti Sea Port in Georgia gathered at the entrance to the port on Thursday morning and announced their refusal to come to work for as long as the administration does not meet their demands for higher wages and creation normal working conditions, the reported.


"After two warning strikes they promised to increase the salaries, to improve the working conditions and issue new labor contract, but none of these requirements has not been met", the strikers say.

According to the workers, the port administration has not even started satisfying the agreement of the seven points, setting out their specific requirements.

"Therefore, today we are announcing an indefinite strike, which we do not stop until our requirements are satisfied", port employees declare.

As for the port administration, owned by the company APM Terminals-Poti, according to its CEO, Joseph Crowley, another pay increase is planned in 2013.

Recall, On October 25, the workers of the Georgian port of Poti went on an indefinite strike. This was reported by the chairman of the trade union of the port Koka Sajaia.

According to Sajaia, the protest is being held in the port; it is attended by about a thousand people. They stopped work at 9 am local time and are not going to protest as long as the management does not meet their demands.

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