[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) says it was informed that the Corporation is unable to pay senior and junior staffers of the sugar industry for this month – May 2015.
A joint release from GAWU and NAACIE stated that this may lead to termination of its operations which would mean that all employees – waged and salaried – except security personnel would not be provided with work from (Sunday) May 31, 2015.
The news was related to the unions by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo), Dr. Rajendra Singh.
The CEO also advised the Unions that the Government has been apprised of the situation.
In the media release, GAWU and NAACIE says it, “believes that the ceasing of operations by the Corporation would further jeopardize the state of the industry and impact negatively on some 16,000 workers of the industry.”
The two unions are now calling on the new Government to ensure the continuation of the industry’s operation at this crucial time.