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 Tbilisi’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 ..
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The Sutjeska and Bijeljina monuments appear to stand for two profoundly divergent worlds, one symbolizing the cosmopolitan and antifascist past of socialist Yugoslavia, the other embodying the hyper-nationalist and segregationist present of post-Yugoslav states. Yet both monuments were made by the same sculptor. A ..