The Georgia Fair Labor Platform is an informal alliance of independent trade unions, civil society organizations and activists working to improve labor conditions for workers in Georgia. We also act as a solidarity network for our members, offering mutual assistance and support on issues of concern.
Our key focus areas include:
Effective labor inspection
We monitor the work of the Labor Inspectorate through our Workplace Safety Monitor, and advocate for the Inspectorate to be strengthened, to better protect workers’ health and safety.
Stronger, better unions
We strengthen independent trade unions, by building their membership and making them more effective. We are also advocating for their inclusion in the tripartite committee.
Resources for workers
Interested in what Georgia’s parliamentary candidates have planned for workers’ rights? Ahead of the 2020 Parliamentary elections, we sent questions to 12 major political parties, to learn more about their vision on key issues. We also studied their platforms to see how labor rights would be incorporated in their policies. We’ve compiled all of this info on our Elections 2020 page.
Workplace safety monitor
Workplace safety is a pressing issue in Georgia, with with dozens of workers dying and suffering serious injury every year. This tool tracks inspections by Georgia’s Labor Inspectorate, a government body which monitors workplace safety. Our database includes inspection reports back to September 2019. Find out if your employer has been inspected.
Wage theft calculator
Is your employer stealing from you? Wage theft – defined as an employer’s failure to pay money legally owed to an employee – is rampant in Georgia, though many people have no idea what it is. Our interactive Wage Theft Calculator helps you determine whether you’ve been a victim, and lets you share your results on social media.
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The adoption of legislation to reform Georgia’s Labor Conditions Inspectorate has been halted for unclear reasons. The Fair Labor Platform calls on...
To: Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia Mr. Carl Hartzell To: United States Ambassador to Georgia Ms. Kelly C. Degnan To: Senior Human...