According to a statement from the company, Albion, Rose Hall and East Demerara Estates’ are in the second week of grinding while Blairmont Estate is in its third week.
The Factories at Skeldon, Wales and Uitvlugt Estates are scheduled to commence grinding operations on Saturday 15th August, 2015.
“The Cane Harvesting operations on those estates have since commenced on Thursday 13th August, 2015. So far the Corporation has recorded one (1) Weekly Production Incentive which was achieved at Blairmont,” the release stated.
The release also noted that as of Thursday 13th August, 2015 has recorded three Cane Harvesting strikes which resulted in 685 Man Days Lost.
“Rose Hall is the worst affected in this respect, one of the harvesting gangs is now on strike for the fourth consecutive day making demands for exorbitant payments which are not consistent with the agreed rate of payments,” the statement noted.
Despite these issues, it was noted that the current production for the crop stands at 8,419 tonnes of sugar.