Candidate of the minister of economics Giorgi Kvirikashvili met with the workers of the Chiatura coal mine, who have been on strike during past few days demanding the growth of their salaries and improvement of their working conditions. Giorgi Kvirikashvili has also talked with the director general of the Georgian Manganese, which is the management company of the coal mine, but no specific decision was taken. The miners are demanding growth of their salaries with 100%, while director general says the salaries will grow but not with 100%. The only issue which was agreed at yesterday`s meeting was the arrival of the representatives of the technical and construction monitoring agency of the economic ministry to Chiatura, who will be in charge of exploring the security norms in the coal mine. The protestors refuse to suspend the strike until their demands are satisfied.
State of Vanuatu has withdrawn its decision to recognize the independence of Georgia`s breakaway region of Abkhazia - country`s prime minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has told Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili at their meeting recently.
Police had to drive protestors away from the central highway in the village of Bakurtsikhe today. The residents of five villages of the Gurjaani region rallied in the village demanding compensation of the damage inflicted onto the region by the hail and windstorm last week.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia dismisses the reports about the summoning of Georgian ambassador to Netherlands by the local authorities regarding the dispersal of the LGBT rally in Tbilisi on May 17.
Nino Burjanadze, who currently leads Democratic Movement - United Georgia, plans to run for the president. The decision of the People`s Assembly, the member of which is Burjanadze`s party, was announced today.
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Administration of the President of Georgia has responded to the statement of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Davit Zalkaniani, who accused the administration of non-coordinated work on diplomatic arena.
Workers of the JSC Zestaphoni Ferroalloys Plant have been on strike since the morning today demanding 50% growth of their salaries. The protestors have also objected to the working terms at night shift and demanded the 20% growth of the salary for it.