Unions agree to one Labour Day rally – Ministry


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.

labourThe 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).




  1. Unions agree to one Labour Day rally – Ministry
    Question should be::
    Is Guyana really independent?
    The same crass that bankrupt Guyana are at it again.
    One US government installed the PNC crass to rule for 28 years and another US government installed the same PNC crass to rule again.

  2. This is just a sham by these power hungry Trade Union leaders.. All of them want to be the leader but none of them giving leadership to their members. Lol. The propose move is one that is just but can we have it in perpetuity. No


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