Sugar workers at Blairmont and Albion agitate for wages

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Sugar workers working with the Albion and Blairmont estates protested demanding a hike in the wages and salaries. They have threatened to stop work if their demands are not met.

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union issued a statement stating that the sugar company is not addressing the issue of a hike in their salaries.

The sugar union has stated that they are discussing the issue with GuySuCo and expecting to address the issue but so far Guysuco has not made any movement to bring the matter to an end.

According to the media report, Gawu said in its statement, “At those meetings, the GAWU reiterated that the discussions surrounding pay rise for 2019 remained unresolved and therefore discussions ought to have begun from that point. During the engagements, GuySuCo acknowledged the GAWU’s contention. The Corporation sought the Union and the workers to exercise patience to allow it to engage in consultations with a view to finding a solution.”

 

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