TUC to press gov’t on rescue plan for sugar industry
-urges members’ solidarity with sugar workers
The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) yesterday passed a motion to press government for a comprehensive plan for the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and a call was made to its membership to unite with sugar workers in their struggle.
“GTUC will no longer sit silent as though the problem of the sugar workers are not our problem, it is their problem. No… today, the GTUC is saying we stand in unity with the issues of the sugar workers,” General Secretary of the GTUC Lincoln Lewis told attendees at the GTUC’s Labour Day rally yesterday.
GTUC observed Lab-our Day under the theme, ‘Uniting around issues for labour and national development’ and Lewis said that there should be reflection of a holistic front as it pertains to the struggles of unions countrywide.
“The plight of sugar workers must be of concern to bauxite workers and similarly so to the public servants. And the plight of the bauxite workers must too be of concern to sugar workers and public servants because we are in the same mess together,” he added.