Uitvlugt Estate workers continue strike action

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[www.inewsguyana.com]Workers of the Uitvlugt Sugar Estate, West Coast Demerara have threatened to continue their four day strike unless their problems are addressed.

Forty of the planters told iNews that they cannot continue to plant the cane in the current condition of the field. The workers explained that the field was cleared and blown on Thursday and they were told to begin planting on Friday.

However, according to the workers the field was still hard and they were unable to carry out any work.

They since consulted management and asked for the field to be flooded to make the soil soft, however management ignored this call and maintained the position that planting must be done despite the condition of the field.

The workers noted that they have met with the Union but the Union has not displayed an interest in their problem.

The workers also reiterated their call for an investigation to be done into the management of the estate.

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