In light of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) suffering massive losses especially on occasions when workers throughout the sugar belt participate in strike action, the sugar entity will be forced to halt operations during this present crop if the sugar workers decide to down their tools once more.
According to GuySuCo, it has noted with ‘great concern’ the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) repeated calls to the Corporation’s workforce to strike once per week on Tuesdays.
“The Union’s leadership has also hinted in sections of the media of this strike action intensifying over the coming weeks. Given the Corporation’s very poor financial health, if this call were to be answered by the workforce in the coming weeks, it will cause a major disruption of the current crop and would only deepen the financial woes of GuySuCo. It would mean the factories having to stop and start on a regular basis, a situation that would not be financially sustainable,” GuySuCo stated.
The Corporation noted that all stakeholders, inclusive of GAWU, are ‘fully aware of the negative implications of this action.’
“Such behavior (strike actions) by the Union would leave the Corporation with no alternative but to put a halt to the current crop until the Union gives it fullest commitment to allowing the crop to proceed unhindered,” GuySuCo has declared.