Articles by Volodya Vagner

After Years of Neoliberalism, Georgian Workers Have Forgotten What It Means to Win

LeftEast publishes Volodya Vagner’s interview with Georgian unionists in collaboration with OpenDemocracy-Russia. Georgia has recently seen a wave of strikes by newly established unions. In summer 2018, the Ertoba2013 union, which organises Tbilisiā€™s metro workers,shut down the Georgian capital for several days, before the city municipality eventually met its demands. Earlier this year, a new social workers unionstageda successful strike for wage increases and better working conditions. Both unions are allies of theSolidarity Network, an activist union and workers centre started by retail and service sect ..