GAWU accuses GuySuCo of delay tactics in wage talks

President of GAWU, Komal Chand
President of the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand
President of the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand

[] – On the heels of recent strike action by sugar workers, the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) is accusing the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) of delay tactics in the ongoing wage negotiations.

A release from GAWU on Friday stated that as planned, GuySuCo’s CEO Erroal Hannoman and other senior reps met with GAWU.

“The Corporation’s CEO presented a long dissertation about the recent three (3) day strike in which he opined should have been avoided to allow the crop’s canes to be fully harvested. On the main issue, he informed the Union’s delegation that he was not in a position to commence the wages negotiations with the Union at this time,” the release stated.

It was noted that Union’s President, Komal Chand, and other Union officials pressed for the negotiations to commence in earnest to assure sugar workers across the industry that their interests are being considered to no avail.

“The CEO having been pressed to provide an answer said that he could not advise on a date and informed the Union’s delegation that the negotiations would begin after GuySuCo has obtained a framework in which the negotiations would take place. It is implied from the answer that the CEO is awaiting the framework from the Government possibly via the Corporation’s Board.”

GAWU says it is dismayed at this delay in the proceedings and will convene another General Council on November 07, 2015 to discuss GuySuCo’s stance.



  1. GAWU accuses GuySuCo of delay tactics in wage talks
    Komal does take cane cutter money and go Canada and spree there.
    Komal should be asked how many cane cutters can to spree in Canada like he does.
    Plus PNC dont care for the rice and sugar industry people.

  2. Hear this clown!!
    He is one of the reason Sugar is dead.
    Close the non performing estate and see what Komal and seepaul will do for a living.

  3. Komal go right ahead and rebuke Bharrat and give leadership to your Union’s members so that they can contribute to the survival of the industry and their daily bread. Out with the Politicians, sugar had gone through that bitter path in the sixties and workers are more thoughtful now they would not be mislead by the wolves for very long it is now families first and others after. Cdes a bird in hand worth two in the bush.


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