The Twinning project on improving employment conditions in Georgia is continuing to make progress despite the pandemic
Slovakia is leading this project in Georgia on improving employment conditions, labour relations and health and safety at work. The other participants are Estonia and Spain.
The project sets out to secure better working conditions, strengthen labour relations and improve health and safety at work, by improving the requisite legislative framework. The initiative includes ensuring compliance with this legislation by the Labour Inspection service.
To achieve the project objectives, a series of activities are being carried out to bring Georgian legislation on labour law, equality and gender and health and safety at work in line with the European Union acquis in these matters. In addition, work is being carried out to strengthen and develop inter-institutional cooperation and awareness in the relevant State authorities, as well as the private sector for the full implementation of the legislative framework.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced a large number of activities to be carried out online, so far, it is worth highlighting Georgia’s excellent progress in legislative matters relating to equality and gender. Likewise, progress is being made in the area of labour law, where a new wording of its labour code and a technical working group on occupational health and safety has been established. In addition, activities to improve institutions have been carried out, notably those related to the training of new labour inspectors.
These activities are considered essential to the success of the project as it provides Georgia labour inspectors with tools to carry out their work, based on knowledge and theoretical and practical learning in order to strengthen their labour inspection system.