Former director of Georgian Railways held summarizing briefing
Former director general of the Georgian Railways, Irakli Ezugbaia, who resigned last week, held a summarizing briefing and answered the questions of journalists. Irakli Ezugabaia commented on the series of the strikes organized by the employs of the GR and assessed them as non-constructive. He said the growth of salaries was permanent process in the company and the salary funds were increased with 104 million GEL in 2012. He said the growth of salaries was carried out gradually and it did not mean that the employs, who did not express their protest and complaint about salaries, were not the staff of the company. `We should respect the legitimate right of the staff of Georgian railways to voice their demands and organize strikes, but it is desirable that this process was constructive, with correct estimations and focused on product,` Ezugbaia said.
State of Vanuatu has withdrawn its decision to recognize the independence of Georgia`s breakaway region of Abkhazia - country`s prime minister Moana Carcasses Kalosil has told Georgian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.