Employee’s dismissal revoked; Sugar workers call off strike

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Skeldon-Sugar-Factory-Guyana[www.inewsguyana.com] – Skeldon and Albion sugar workers have decided to return to work today, Thursday, September 25 following a meeting with the management of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU).

According to a source from the industry, the dismissal letter that was given to the aggrieved employee, Steven Daniels by the Estate Manager, Dave Kumar was withdrawn and a suspension letter was given to him instead as investigations continue into the matter.

Daniels was immediately dismissed by Kumar, after he allegedly slapped him.

The matter will now move to the Ministry of Labour at the conciliation level where subject Minister, Nanda Gopaul will be the mediator, however, if a mutual agreement cannot be met, the matter will then move to arbitration level.

Sugar workers at the Skeldon Sugar Factory took industrial action in solidarity with Steven Daniels.

On the day in question, it is reported that the Estate Manager and two of his colleagues were reportedly on a drinking spree when several workers were on a bridge at the Dock Mill supervising the offloading of cane.

It is alleged that the Manager told them to move from the bridge, however, all but Daniels responded almost immediately and this reportedly made the Manager angry.

The Manager is accused of verbally abusing the employee, who continued his work but was later informed by a security guard that he has to be escorted off the Estate.

iNews understands that after Daniels refused to leave the compound, the Estate Manager arrived and attempted to hit him. He then informed Daniels that he was fired.

4 COMMENTS

  1. runna om sounds like u know de brutal brute real good. like i i said he is very lucky to slap a man and not get his teeth rammed down his throat in return.

  2. If what r saying is true that u spend half of life at sugar estate then with ur comment u waste half of life because because u have no idea what u r saying i think u should ask ur friend dec kumar to take u to the new skeldon factory and show where the bridge located and it purpose. Dev kumar is a alcoholic ,only the name sound good. The next time u call him must ask him why his wife break the estate window trying to go into his office to go which women he lock up in there and hit him with a mop stick on his head. He will never tell u and put u on his victamization list.This incident happen just two days ago

  3. jon u just dont gig a bax in no one just because u have authority over them. if he did in fact dig a bax in he he is lucky dat the man took it lightly..one return punch could have had daniel up on manslaughter charges.

  4. ‘On the day in question, it is reported that the Estate Manager and two of his colleagues were reportedly on a drinking spree when several workers were on a bridge at the Dock Mill supervising the offloading of cane.’
    This is cack and bull story.

    Drinking spree occurs at the rum shop. I can see them coming to the dock loading area under the influence of alcohol. No one can supervise cane off loading on a bridge, this is absolute crap. Off loading is done by a crane picking up about two to three tons of cane from punts and loading it on a conveyor leading to the knives. This Bridge maybe used for punts to go under to the dock.
    I worked half of my life at more than one sugar estates. I suspect these people were just idling or having a break together. The manager probably get upset seeing so many people not working and exploded when Daniel rebel!

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