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Strike in the Poti port ended2012-11-12 14:10
The strike in the Georgian port of Poti ended on Saturday. The strike ended after the Economy Minister George Kvirikashvili and Chairman of the United Trade Unions Irakli Petriashvili interfered into the negotiation process with the port management, the PortNews reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
At the moment, the port employees were promised 20% increase of salary starting from December 1.
Recall, approximately 1200 employees of Poti Sea Port in Georgia gathered at the entrance to the port on November 1, 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.
"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 declared.
According to the workers, the port administration has not even started satisfying the agreement of the seven points, setting out their specific requirements.