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Another miners' strike in Chiatura2013-02-13 11:57
Another large-scale miners' strike has begun in Chiatura, Imereti region, western Georgia. According to the News-Georgia, this was announced by the deputy Malkhaz Tsereteli, who was elected from this region.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the deputy, five local mines owned by Georgian Marganese have stopped the work. The action was supported by co-workers of three factories owned by the company.
Miners have descended into the mine and refused to get up until their demands are met.
Strikers demand the increase of their holidays from 28 to 48 days, they also demand the guaranteed the right to rest on public holidays. At the same time, miners do not insist on pay rise.
Recall, in mid-October, hundreds of miners went on strike also in Chiatura. About 400 people took part in the strike.
Participants of the strike have gathered outside the office of the Georgian Manganese, the owner of the plant "Chiaturmarganets" since 2007, developing local deposits of manganese ores. They required management to improve their working conditions and increase in wages. Salaries of the local miners currently range from 250 to 300 lari (about 150-180 dollars), and the salaries of the drift miners amount 600 lari ($ 350).