Some of the Chiatura miners went on strike, over unfulfilled promises by their employer, Georgian Manganese. They are demanding that Georgian Manganese switch to a 12-hour working day and reduce the number of days they work, claiming that their current working day is 8 hours, but they have to produce a 12-hour standard.
A worker at the Chiatura mines, said that the employer had promised to move them to a new shift schedule five months ago, but that the commitment had not been fulfilled.
A worker revealed that during a recent meeting on November 28, the company promised to move to a 12-hour schedule, but there was a discrepancy in the wage. While the 12-hour wage for the new schedule is supposed to be 164 GEL, as it is for those workers who already work 12-hour shifts, the striking workers were offered 155 GEL, which is a shortfall of 9 GEL. According to the workers, this is one of the main reasons for the lack of agreement.
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