Trade union bodies will be organising a combined Labour Day rally on May 01, 2016, to usher in Guyana’s 50thIndependence Anniversary. Prior, several unions held individual rallies at varying locations on May Day.
On Tuesday, Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Keith Scott concluded a series of meetings he began with trade unions upon assuming the portfolio of labour in the Social Protection Ministry.
The Minister met with union bodies which include; the National Mine Workers Union of Guyana (NMWU), Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU), Amalgamated and General Workers Union, and the General Workers Union.
Minister Scott revealed that all the unions have agreed on the idea of having ‘one large’ May Day rally, which will include; employers, employees and other stakeholders within the labour sector.
He noted that the Department of Labour will issue letters to all the unions requesting the establishment of a committee to craft the logistics of the rally.
GINA reported that earlier this month, the Minister met with the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU), the Guyana Labour Union (GLU), Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) and the National Association of Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE).