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GTUC Presents a Report on Impact of the Pandemic on the Labor Market and Employees Positions

16 August 2021 GTUC Presents a Report on Impact of the Pandemic on the Labor Market and Employees Positions

On August 13, Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC), under the USAID/PROLoG-funded Legal Aid for Protection of Workers Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic project, organized an online presentation for 54 participants of a report on the Impact of the Pandemic on the Labor Market and Employees Positions. Irakli Petriashvili, Chairman of GTUC, and Giorgi Chkheidze, USAID/PROLoG Chief of Party, and Beka Peradze Chief Labor Inspector made opening remarks, together with Elguja Meladze, the President of the Georgian Employers Association and Khatia Tsilosani, member of the Gender Equality Council of the Parliament of Georgia.

GTUC Analyst Giorgi Chanturidze and Labor Expert Tamar Surmava made a brief presentation of the report and its key findings. The report analyzes the impact of Covid-19 on economics and the labor market; basic trends of labor rights violations during the pandemic--dismissal without any notice; refusal to provide employees with salary and compensation at the time of dismissal; denying employees permission to work remotely, while their job description allowed for it; discriminatory treatment against employees based on different characteristics (sex, age, trade union membership); noncompliance with labor safety standards; the impact of Covid-19 on women, informal employees and healthcare workers; the government’s anti-crisis social plan--social assistance, compensation for hired employees and self-employed people; as well as recommendations for relevant agencies.

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