Council of Europe's social rights committee on labour right in Georgia

  • The Committee takes note of the information contained in the report submitted by Georgia. Photo:, 27 Mar 2019 - 00:47, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR), has published its conclusions assessing compliance of 35 countries and territories with the European Social Charter on issues related to labour rights. It also includes Georgia.

The ECSR published conclusions on issues including the right to reasonable working hours, fair pay and protection against harassment in the countries between 2013 and 2016.

Taking notes of the information contained in the report submitted by Georgia on November 3, 2017 the Committee says that among other issues it has not established that:

  • there is appropriate authority that supervises that daily and weekly working time limits are respected in practice;
  • the work performed during public holidays is adequately compensated and a weekly rest period is also guaranteed;
  • night workers are effectively the subject to compulsory regular medical examination;
  • employees are adequately protected against discrimination on grounds of trade union membership in practice;
  • trade unions are entitled to perform their activities without interferences from authorities and/or employers;
  • members of police and those employed in internal affairs, customs and taxation, in judicial bodies and the office of the public prosecutor enjoy the right to organise;
  • the right to collective action of workers and employers, including the right to strike, is adequately recognised;
  • adequate prevention of moral (psychological) and sexual harassment in relation to the workplace is ensured.

Georgia ratified the European Social Charter on August 22, 2005.

The Committee examines the situation of non-accepted provisions of the revised Charter every 5 years after the ratification.

It adopted a report concerning Georgia in 2012.