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Some of the sugar workers protesting today outside of the Ministry of the Presidency (GAWU photo)

December 3 2019

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GAWU says thousands of sugar workers on strike over pay freeze

GAWU says that thousands of sugar workers at the Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt Estates have downed tools as they heightened their call for a pay rise.

GuySuCo has not paid increased salaries since 2015.

In a release today, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) said that scores of workers together with officials from GAWU and NAACIE  also participated in a picketing exercise outside of the Ministry of the Presidency as they called on the Government of Guyana to bring an end to the wage freeze and to approve a pay rise to them.

The workers and the Unions are contending that the Government ought not to ignore the plight of the workers who are employed by a state-owned enterprise.

 The release said that the workers have dismissed utterances by several Governmental officials that it is the Board of GuySuCo which is required to approve a pay increase to them. The workers questioned if this was indeed the case, why was it the Government, and not the Board, that engaged the Unions and other stakeholders on the closure of four sugar estates in recent times. They reminded that it was President David Granger himself, who admitted, that it was the Government that made the decision to close Wales Estate.

β€œThe workers are of the strong view that the Administration has more than a moral obligation to assist them as they reminded that even former President Forbes Burnham, who founded PNCR, the largest party in the Coalition Government, had not treated them as (terribly)  as his successors are today”, the release said.

The protesting workers echoed the sentiments of Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo who recently said  that there are monies available for a pay rise to sugar workers. They said they were at a loss to know why the Government, which had embraced them prior to attaining office, was treating them with such derision.

β€œIn the meantime, the GAWU is well aware that the Corporation has seen the necessity of granting workers a pay rise. We are knowledgeable of certain proposals that have been put forward by the Management which stress the urgency to grant a rise in pay to the workers. We also have come to know that those proposals have received the support of some in the GuySuCo Board of Directors. Clearly, a pay rise to sugar workers is no longer optional but it is now an imperative. Moreover, the necessity has gained traction and it appears that the decision is ultimately left up to the powers-that-be. Of course, their inaction, thus far, is a clear indicator as to where they stand on the issue”, the release added.

 
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Django posted:
Prashad posted:

GAWU should buy Rosehall 

The Union should buy the entire GUYSUCO , borrow money and invest to make the Sugar workers happy. Lots of bright boys in the Organization , they will get free advise from best Russian Trained Economist in the world.

Let the government repay the sugar workers the levy that was imposed on them which amount to $85M US. 

Synopsis of Guyana Sugar Industry.

The industry was Nationalized in the mid 70's , and named GUYSUCO , production went downhill up to 1985. When Desmond Hoyte became President , the Economic Recovery Program was the guideline  to uplift the country  from the economic woes,all State Owned Enterprises should be Privatized.From low levels of production in 1985, tons of sugar was increase to 243,010 in 1992 , there was a 52.% increase from 1991 production of 159,690 tons [Source ,GUYSUCO 1992 Report]. The same year free and fair elections was held on October, 5 . The PPP/C won the elections ,privatization of GUYSUCO was halted , the rest is history , currently the industry is in a begging mode.

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Dave posted:
Django posted:
Prashad posted:

GAWU should buy Rosehall 

The Union should buy the entire GUYSUCO , borrow money and invest to make the Sugar workers happy. Lots of bright boys in the Organization , they will get free advise from best Russian Trained Economist in the world.

Let the government repay the sugar workers the levy that was imposed on them which amount to $85M US. 

Do you know that was rescinded years ago.

Django posted:
Baseman posted:

If the Govt wants to sell to GAWU, then they must be given special status over the foreign currency earned and favorable import duty status for imports to be resold locally!

They can take all,  black gold will be flowing foreign exchange will be in abundance.

You talking laka waan lil ignar hungra-belly nevva see, come fuh see!  Lil aile gatt yuh giddy!

So what’s the difference with what I said, or the model where the Govt retains control, controls the forex but subsidies the local operations!

Now we gatt aile, ayuh coolies gwan dah side!

Dont worry, we coming fuh everything!

Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Prashad posted:

GAWU should buy Rosehall 

The Union should buy the entire GUYSUCO , borrow money and invest to make the Sugar workers happy. Lots of bright boys in the Organization , they will get free advise from best Russian Trained Economist in the world.

Let the government repay the sugar workers the levy that was imposed on them which amount to $85M US. 

Do you know that was rescinded years ago.

What does your statement has to do with what’s already taken from the sugar workers.

The damage was already done and it was PPP that abolish the levy in 2002. 

Do YOU know sugar was the main contributor to the country GDP. 

Do YOU know the sugar levy was used to fund Linden Community, Public Service, Guyana National Service. 

Dave posted:
Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Prashad posted:

GAWU should buy Rosehall 

The Union should buy the entire GUYSUCO , borrow money and invest to make the Sugar workers happy. Lots of bright boys in the Organization , they will get free advise from best Russian Trained Economist in the world.

Let the government repay the sugar workers the levy that was imposed on them which amount to $85M US. 

Do you know that was rescinded years ago.

What does your statement has to do with what’s already taken from the sugar workers.The damage was already done and it was PPP that abolish the levy in 2002. Do YOU know sugar was the main contributor to the country GDP. Do YOU know the sugar levy was used to fund Linden Community, Public Service, Guyana National Service. 

Your statements are not the problem with GUYSUCO , read my Synopsis ,Guyana Sugar Industry , take off the blinders while reading.

Baseman posted:
Django posted:
Baseman posted:

If the Govt wants to sell to GAWU, then they must be given special status over the foreign currency earned and favorable import duty status for imports to be resold locally!

They can take all,  black gold will be flowing foreign exchange will be in abundance.

You talking laka waan lil ignar hungra-belly nevva see, come fuh see!  Lil aile gatt yuh giddy!

So what’s the difference with what I said, or the model where the Govt retains control, controls the forex but subsidies the local operations!

Now we gatt aile, ayuh coolies gwan dah side!

Dont worry, we coming fuh everything!

Never !!!! 

Who are the " we"

Django posted:
Baseman posted:
Django posted:
Baseman posted:

If the Govt wants to sell to GAWU, then they must be given special status over the foreign currency earned and favorable import duty status for imports to be resold locally!

They can take all,  black gold will be flowing foreign exchange will be in abundance.

You talking laka waan lil ignar hungra-belly nevva see, come fuh see!  Lil aile gatt yuh giddy!

So what’s the difference with what I said, or the model where the Govt retains control, controls the forex but subsidies the local operations!

Now we gatt aile, ayuh coolies gwan dah side!

Dont worry, we coming fuh everything!

Never !!!! 

Who are the " we"

We patriots!

Baseman posted:
Django posted:
Baseman posted:
Django posted:
Baseman posted:

If the Govt wants to sell to GAWU, then they must be given special status over the foreign currency earned and favorable import duty status for imports to be resold locally!

They can take all,  black gold will be flowing foreign exchange will be in abundance.

You talking laka waan lil ignar hungra-belly nevva see, come fuh see!  Lil aile gatt yuh giddy!

So what’s the difference with what I said, or the model where the Govt retains control, controls the forex but subsidies the local operations!

Now we gatt aile, ayuh coolies gwan dah side!

Dont worry, we coming fuh everything!

Never !!!! 

Who are the " we"

We patriots!

From New England !!!

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Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Prashad posted:

GAWU should buy Rosehall 

The Union should buy the entire GUYSUCO , borrow money and invest to make the Sugar workers happy. Lots of bright boys in the Organization , they will get free advise from best Russian Trained Economist in the world.

Let the government repay the sugar workers the levy that was imposed on them which amount to $85M US. 

Do you know that was rescinded years ago.

What does your statement has to do with what’s already taken from the sugar workers.The damage was already done and it was PPP that abolish the levy in 2002. Do YOU know sugar was the main contributor to the country GDP. Do YOU know the sugar levy was used to fund Linden Community, Public Service, Guyana National Service. 

Your statements are not the problem with GUYSUCO , read my Synopsis ,Guyana Sugar Industry , take off the blinders while reading.

What your Synopsis has to do with levy money?

I speak of the levy when you insult the sugar workers by saying GAWU should take loan and invest for sugar workers.

The sugar workers money was used to invest other areas than its intended purpose, today that money would be over $100 Billion G at a exchange rate of 220 to 1. 

You run around again like a headless chicken speaking of Synopsis. 

Dave posted:
Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Prashad posted:

GAWU should buy Rosehall 

The Union should buy the entire GUYSUCO , borrow money and invest to make the Sugar workers happy. Lots of bright boys in the Organization , they will get free advise from best Russian Trained Economist in the world.

Let the government repay the sugar workers the levy that was imposed on them which amount to $85M US. 

Do you know that was rescinded years ago.

What does your statement has to do with what’s already taken from the sugar workers.The damage was already done and it was PPP that abolish the levy in 2002. Do YOU know sugar was the main contributor to the country GDP. Do YOU know the sugar levy was used to fund Linden Community, Public Service, Guyana National Service. 

Your statements are not the problem with GUYSUCO , read my Synopsis ,Guyana Sugar Industry , take off the blinders while reading.

What your Synopsis has to do with levy money?

I speak of the levy when you insult the sugar workers by saying GAWU should take loan and invest for sugar workers.

The sugar workers money was used to invest other areas than its intended purpose, today that money would be over $100 Billion G at a exchange rate of 220 to 1. 

You run around again like a headless chicken speaking of Synopsis. 

LOL

How many billions was used to bail out the Sugar Industry ? Anyway useless conversation , does happen when folks don't deal with reality.

There is no insult to the Sugar Workers , their predicament was caused by the Union an arm of the PPP that represent them.

Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Dave posted:
Django posted:
Prashad posted:

GAWU should buy Rosehall 

The Union should buy the entire GUYSUCO , borrow money and invest to make the Sugar workers happy. Lots of bright boys in the Organization , they will get free advise from best Russian Trained Economist in the world.

Let the government repay the sugar workers the levy that was imposed on them which amount to $85M US. 

Do you know that was rescinded years ago.

What does your statement has to do with what’s already taken from the sugar workers.The damage was already done and it was PPP that abolish the levy in 2002. Do YOU know sugar was the main contributor to the country GDP. Do YOU know the sugar levy was used to fund Linden Community, Public Service, Guyana National Service. 

Your statements are not the problem with GUYSUCO , read my Synopsis ,Guyana Sugar Industry , take off the blinders while reading.

What your Synopsis has to do with levy money?

I speak of the levy when you insult the sugar workers by saying GAWU should take loan and invest for sugar workers.

The sugar workers money was used to invest other areas than its intended purpose, today that money would be over $100 Billion G at a exchange rate of 220 to 1. 

You run around again like a headless chicken speaking of Synopsis. 

LOL

How many billions was used to bail out the Sugar Industry ? Anyway useless conversation , does happen when folks don't deal with reality.

There is no insult to the Sugar Workers , their predicament was caused by the Union an arm of the PPP that represent them.

Reality.. eh. You are a suitable candidate who doesn’t live in reality. 

- Billions bail out Guysuco... the workers were paying back taxes from the earning and there was multiplier effects that benefits  all sectors.

- Sugar was still a foreign exchange earner. 

- The billions wasn’t given β€œ FREE β€œ like the billions that  is given to Linden to subsidize electricity with NO economic benefit to the country. 

If the sugar workers were all Afro, you will be a singing a different tune. 

YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I AM SPEAKING OFF. 

Dave posted:
 

Reality.. eh. You are a suitable candidate who doesn’t live in reality. 

- Billions bail out Guysuco... the workers were paying back taxes from the earning and there was multiplier effects that benefits  all sectors.

- Sugar was still a foreign exchange earner. 

- The billions wasn’t given β€œ FREE β€œ like the billions that  is given to Linden to subsidize electricity with NO economic benefit to the country. 

If the sugar workers were all Afro, you will be a singing a different tune. 

YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I AM SPEAKING OFF. 

Folks with your mentality , have the country divided .

Sugar is dead , killed by the PPP. Luckily black gold was found ,Guyana would have been a basket case for a long time.

No other industries was created by the PPP they were there for 23 yrs and claimed to have all the smarts, same old ..Sugar ,Rice ,Bauxite ,Timber and Gold . Damn the country importing Lumber.

Have a great evening.

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Is PNC who closed down the sugar industry.  Dem can’t run Shyte. 
Dr ALI will reopen the estates and save Indos from PNC genocide and racism. 
Thank god that PPP started oil exploration.

PNC can only fete, sport, wine down, rape the constitution and ignore the law including CCJ ruling. 

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Sean posted:

Is PNC who closed down the sugar industry.  Dem can’t run Shyte. 
Dr ALI will reopen the estates and save Indos from PNC genocide and racism. 
Thank god that PPP started oil exploration.

PNC can only fete, sport, wine down, rape the constitution and ignore the law including CCJ ruling. 

How many years will that take ? looks like you want Indos to continue with that back breaking work , they have slaved enough , time to find other work .

Oil exploration was started years ago , new technology make it possible to drill deeper and extract.

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The estates will be up and running in no time. We ain’t talking bout dem brain dead PNC shytehole here you know.

Indos na lazy like some sweet skin Afros. Dem want employment and are hard working people who don’t fete, sport and wine down and waste dem money. 

Dem know to tie dem belly And save money. 

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