Miners have gone on strike in Chiatura, a mining town in the Imereti region of Western Georgia.
The strikers are gathered in front of the City Hall, demanding a 50% increase in salaries.
Miners claim that the economic crisis and the depreciation of the national currency Lari (GEL) will have a negative impact on their situation, as wages remain unchanged, so they demand an increase in remuneration, otherwise, they will continue the protest in more radical forms.
A representative of the trade unions arrived on the spot and introduced the company’s offer to the protesters, which includes a salary increase of 250 GEL and a salary supplement during holidays. However, at this stage the protesters did not respond to the offer and continued to protest.
By Ana Dumbadze