The workers employed on the construction of the Kobuleti by-pass highway are still on strike. They launched their protest a week ago and the main demands of the workers are growth of salaries, improvement of working conditions and the reinforcement of security norms. The construction works are suspended due to the protest. Local trade unions have pledged support to the workers in the negotiations with a Chinese company, which is conducting the construction works.
State of Vanuatu has withdrawn its decision to recognize the independence of Georgia`s breakaway region of Abkhazia - country`s prime minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has told Georgian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.
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.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia has responded on the complaint of the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili, who accused ministry of uncoordinated work with his administration and the failure to carry out effective policy of non-recognition of the occupied territories of Georgia.
Over 1,200 citizens of Georgia have sent an open letter to the president, Prime Minister and the parliament chairperson of Georgia demanding proper and unbiased investigation of the human rights violations revealed on the two counter-demonstrations on Rustaveli Avenue on May 17.