According to Giorgi Vashadze, the leader of Strategy Builder, the demands of the employees of the mine in Chiatura are completely fair and need to be resolved immediately.
“Miners in Chiatura have been holding a protest rally for several days now. The main reason for the protest is the return of the old work schedule and decent working conditions. Everyone is well aware of the harsh conditions in which people work in the Chiaturi mine, they have to harm their health and risk their lives every day, so their demands are completely fair and need to be addressed immediately.
Unfortunately, I have not heard any statement on this issue from any representative of the government either in Parliament or on television. I call on the authorities to immediately fulfill the fair demands of these people. My solidarity and support to Chiatura miners!” Vashadze said.
Employees of Georgian Manganese LLC in Chiatura have gone on hunger strike, demanding equitable wages and enhanced working conditions. Miners, along with their families, continue to protest on the streets. The strike has caused a complete halt in operations across all mines, affecting over three thousand employees.