Georgian company forces workers to quit their union – and fired 350 people
Georgia: Stop union busting at Rustavi Avot
A fertilizer producer in Georgia has been trying to force its workers to quit their union, and has illegally fired 350 people.
The new management at “Rustavi Azot” refuses to talk with the union, and the Ministry of Labour has been unable to convince the employer to come to the bargaining table. Meanwhile the management is forcing workers to accept short-term contracts, and has barred the union leaders from visiting the company. Every day, workers are being forced to quit their union in order to keep their jobs.
IndustriALL global union and its affiliate in Georgia, the Trade Union of Metallurgy, Mining and Chemical Industry Workers of Georgia (TUMMCIWG), have launched a global online campaign on LabourStart to demand that the employer immediately stop the persecution and undermining of the union, to grant access of the union chairman to the enterprise together with union members, and to start negotiations with the union to bring an end to this dispute.
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