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Georgia: Workers strike at Evolution Gaming studio over wages, poor working conditions and mass dismissal of protesting workers

Author: Terry Davis, Casino News Daily, Published on: 13 August 2019

"Tbilisi Workers of Evolution Gaming Go on Strike, Demand Better Pay", 10 August 2019

Swedish Live Casino provider Evolution Gaming is facing workers unrest at its live studio in Tbilisi, Georgia where several hundreds of workers have gone on strike, demanding higher wages and better working conditions...

...a first round of protests...kicked off...when a group of around 400 people went out in front of Evolution Gaming’s officeEmployees...demanded a 50% increase of their wages...employees...also asked for better working conditions...Local media outlets report...that insects biting people at the studio and malfunctioning air conditioning were among the issues that needed to be resolved...

...multiple employees have been fired via email or SMS for their participation in the protests...the company has so far fired around 45 people...striking employees have added the rehiring of...those dismissed...to their list of demands...

 ...Evolution told local news outlet Netgazeti that it was “absolutely open” to dialogue with “the segment of employees” who were seeking better wages and working conditions and that it respected “the freedom of expression of our employees.” However, the company noted that any protests must be “conducted according to Georgian law”, suggesting that the current events were not entirely legal.

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Related companies: Evolution Gaming