Sugar workers get 4.5 days API

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Sugar workers during  a recent protest. [iNews' Photo]
Sugar workers during a recent protest. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Sugar workers will be given 4.5 days’ pay for this year’s sugar production which currently stands at 208,949 tonnes, according to the Guyana Agricultural & General Workers Union (GAWU).

A media release from the Union noted that Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle’s intervention assisted the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (GuySuCo) to make concessions which paved the way for the resolution of the workers’ API dispute.

According to GAWU, “because of the deep financial crisis facing the industry, the workers would receive their incentive no later than February 27, 2015 rather than around the second week in January, 2015.”

The Union was assured by the sugar corporation’s Chief Executive Officer that the Corporation would pay the four per cent in wages/salary retroactive payments from January 01, 2014 on December 19, 2014.

The retroactive payment would be from January 01 to October 04, 2014 since the increase pay rates have been implemented from October 05, 2014.

 

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