Employees of Rustavi Nitrogen factory – Rustavi Azot – went on strike yesterday morning demanding a 50% salary increase.
One of the employees, Davit Jojashvi, said during yesterday’s protest that the workers’ only demand is that the company increase the salary of all employees by 50%. They have no other requirement.
“We asked our boss to come out and talk to us here, on the street, outside, then a suggestion came from them for a few representatives to come out and talk. We refused to do that at first, and then we agreed and said that we would go in and talk to the media, journalists, cameras and lawyers, and they refused to do so,” Jojashvili said.
The strike continues. As workers say, it won’t end until their demand is met. They say that in 2019, the company promised to increase salaries by 20%, however, the promise has not been fulfilled so far, which led to their protest.
“No-one has met us yet and we are still on standby. If they do not meet with us, we will take appropriate measures. For the second day now, we do not allow trucks that take out goods We only let out the cars that take oxygen to the hospitals,” one of the protesters said.
By Ana Giorgadze