[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) will begin discussions for workers’ Annual Production Incentive (API) for 2015 on Wednesday, November 18.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GuySuco, Errol Hanoman told GINA that the Corporation always had in mind to meet and address the matter of workers’ API. He said that following the discussions, an API will be derived.
GAWU and other unions have protested a breakdown in talks with GuySuCo. Sugar workers had already staged a three day strike in response to the breakdown.
Meanwhile, Hanoman detailed that the Second Crop Production up to November 17 stood at 126,198 tonnes. He believes that the set target of 146, 300 tonnes will be achieved on time.
The CEO is optimistic that GuySuco will reach its overall 2015 target of 227, 443 tonnes, in three weeks’ time since currently the production figure is at 207, 341.
He said that irrespective of targets set and reached, incentives were always given, even though in cases of underachievement, the ‘pay-off’ had to be commensurate with the production and profit of GuySuco.
Meanwhile, the CEO said that everything is going reasonably well at the Corporation noting that, “Once you are meeting your target, your markets are in place.”