Labor rights in public service – ministries and self-governing cities

Published: July 7, 2022
ReportAuthor: Georgian Young Lawyers Association (GYLA)

On July 7, 2022, the Association of Young Lawyers of Georgia, with the support of the Open Society Foundation, released its study “Labor rights in public service – ministries and self-governing cities”.

The purpose of the study is to monitor the protection of labor rights of civil servants in public institutions. The report includes: a) comparative analysis of Georgian legislation with standards established by the International Labor Organization (ILO); b) analysis of statistical information requested from target public institutions; c) a study of judicial practice from GYLA’s legal aid program; and d) sociological research (qualitative and quantitative).

The following issues are discussed in the study: a) working time and rest time; b) overtime work and salary supplement; c) part-time work; d) paid and unpaid leave; e) leave due to pregnancy, childbirth and child care and its compensation; f) leave due to professional development; g) labor rights in the process of career management (e.g., assignment of temporary functions; dismissal from one’s own functions and assignment of other functions; transfer to another position); and h) professional connections.

The study covers the period from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, during which time 4,136 civil servants were employed in the target public institutions (1,934 in ministries and 2,202 in self-governing cities)

Available in Georgian only

This publication was prepared individually by a member organization of the Fair Labor Platform and does not necessarily reflect the position of the Fair Labor Platform and/or its other members.

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