PRESS RELEASE Tbilisi, 2nd February,2015 Improving Labour Relations and Social Dialogue in Georgia The EU funds a thirty month project to improve the dialogue between the key actors of the Georgian labour market, in cooperation with the Government of Georgia and the ILO. On Monday, 2nd February 2015, the Government of Georgia, the European Union, and the International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a project entitled “Promoting Labour Relations and Social Dialogue in Georgia”. The project will promote the dialogue between the Georgian Government, business, and trade unions at national, regional, and enterprise level. Through this project, these three main actors will improve their ability to carry out more efficient negotiations while addressing labour relations, workers' rights and enterprises' interests. Sound and harmonious labour relations will also be established through the support to the Georgian Government, employers, and workers' organisations with trainings, advisory services, and workshops on key topics such as: negotiations skills, international labour standards, industrial relations, better organisation and representation of trade unions. The European Union is providing € 400.000 over the period of thirty months, and the project will be carried out by the ILO. The action will further expand with more mediators in regions, and covering more 'industrial' sectors. For these additional services the European Union will provide € 600.000 under the programme 'Human Rights for All' (€ 10 million). For more information: Giuseppe Vasques, Communications Manager, Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, [email protected] This project is funded by the European Union Delegation of The European Union To Georgia 38 Nino Chkheidze St. Tbilisi, 0102 Georgia Tel: (995 32) 294 37 63 Fax: (995 32) 294 37 68 The European Commission is the EU’s executive body. “The European Union is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders”.
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