POLITICALLY MOTIVATED DISMISSAL FROM WORK
Irakli Baghdavadze, an employee of Tbilisi Mayors’ Office company Tbilservice was fired
. According to Baghdavadze, he was fired because of his protest. Employees of Tbilservice went on strike on 6 August. Their main demands were salary increase and improvement of working conditions. According to Kaladze, the protesters were "instigated by provocateurs." After negotiations with the City Hall and reaching an agreement, on 7 August, the strike was called off.
According to the Tbilisi City Hall, Baghdavadze was fired for organizing a strike, confronting employees and threatening them.