Dismissals for participating in strike action
On 9 November 2020, employees of Georgian House, a meat manufacturer and retailer in Georgia, went on strike to demand the reinstatement of 17 employees who had been fired illegally and also to demand improvements to their working conditions. Concomitantly, workers and their trade union applied to the minister of labour to request the appointment of a mediator and initiate negotiations. The mediation process was unsuccessful, as the management of Georgian House fired four more employees involved in the collective dispute while fining others with a 49 per cent cut in their salaries. Workers’ rallies continued in protest of this new wave of sanctions. In total, the company fired 13 workers who had participated in the strike.