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Miners in Georgia went on strike2012-11-09 16:26
Around 1,600 employees of the coal mine named after Mindeli in Tkibuli (Imereti region, western Georgia) have announced preemptive strike due to the fact that the management of the company "Gruzugol" intended to cut wage, as well as discharge a number of miners, the Interfax reported. This was announced by the MP from Tkibuli Eliso Chapidze.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"Miners have stopped work, since they had received information that the management of the company planned to reduce the already low wages of miners and staff reduction", Chapidze said.
According to her, currently she, along with another member of the parliamentary majority Gia Zhorzholiani and deputy from the parliamentary minority David Bezhuashvili and simultaneously one of the owners of the company "Gruzugol", was going to a meeting with the administration of the company to clarify the situation.
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 was being held in the port; it was attended by about a thousand people. They stopped work at 9 am local time and were going to protest as long as the management does not meet their demands.