Regular violations of rights

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Workers' rights violations

Union busting

On 31 May 2022, around 400 workers at IDS Borjomi, a mineral water plant in Georgia, began striking to protest wage cuts, the termination of 49 workers, including the union’s leader Tsotne Kiknadze and union committee members, and the company’s theft of union dues.

Management attempted to intimidate, threaten and blackmail the workers.

On 13 June, the Prime Minister of Georgia ordered the Ministers of Economy and Labour to facilitate negotiations between the workers and the employer.

On 21 June, after 22 days of strike action, the union reached an agreement with the management of IDS Borjomi, including reinstatement of the workers whose jobs had been illegally terminated.

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