Mass dismissals in Poti port continue
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 23 / Trend N. Kirtskhalia /
The mass dismissals are carried out in Georgia's Black Sea port of Poti.
So far, over 600 people have been dismissed, port's employees told reporters on Friday.
The reasons for dismissal were not explained. They only promised to pay to the fired employees annual cash compensation and health insurance, but later they refused.
The port's new management planned to dismiss 700 people since May, but later decided to delay for several months after achieving agreement with the Economy Ministry, Poti Mayor Vakhtang Lemondjava said to reporters.
According to Lemondjava, as many as 246 out of 387 discharged people are pensioners.
Terminals (subsidiary of the Danish Mayersk) purchased 80 percent of Poti Sea Port from Arabic company Rakiin investment this April.