GAWU voices concern over clear danger to sugar industry

-calls for political dialogue on governance

The main sugar workers’ union yesterday expressed grave concern over the state of the sugar industry and urged the revamping of the GuySuCo board.

“From GAWU’s perspective the most negative occurrence in the recent history of the Republic is the real, clear and present danger to Guyana’s sugar industry which employs thousands of our members. The blame game can never restore the fortunes of this life line economic industry. A revamped GuySuCo board and management skill sets; motivation for harvesters and factory workers to returns to the fields and ancillary projects, among other things, all must combine to bring sugar back,” the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) said in its Republic Anniversary message.

While traditionally closely aligned to the PPP/C, GAWU has taken an increasingly critical and independent line over the government’s and GuySuCo’s handling of the industry. Years of poor sugar production and financial results and intractable problems at the intended flagship Skeldon factory have left analysts pondering the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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