Bosai workers down tools against delay in wage increase

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By Kurt Campbell

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Approximately 60 employees of Bosai Guyana Inc – in Linden, Region 10 – downed their tools on Monday, October 7 in protest over several issues affecting them, including a proposed 3.5 percent increase in wages and their general dissatisfaction with the manner in which they are treated by management.

The employees have deemed the increase as meager and were also disturbed by what appeared to be a stall in the payout which should have been made since April this year.

They also protested what they say are unsafe working conditions. When iNews contacted Bosai just after noon today, it was informed that negotiations were ongoing in relation to the proposed increase in wages.

According to the Public Relations Officer Vanessa Davis, management met with the workers and their union – National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) – representatives and had agreed to increase the days of negotiations from one to two days weekly to ensure that workers demands are meet as soon as possible.

Workers are expected to return to work on Tuesday. Efforts to contact the union representatives proved futile.

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