Unions not doing enough for women in workforce

- Women’s Advisory Committee chair

Although women make up over 50% of the workforce, trade union leaders are not doing enough to address issues affecting them in the work place and the wider society, Chairman of the Women’s Advisory Com-mittee Kathy Fowler said yesterday.

“In our view, all the gains made are now being eroded and our leaders seem to be more concerned with promoting their own agenda and not the workers’ interest,” Fowler told attendees yesterday at the Guyana Trades Union Congress Labour Day rally at the Critchlow Labour College, Woolford Avenue.

Leaders of unions that fall under the umbrella body and Leader of the Opposition David Granger were on hand to hear her criticisms and calls for a greater focus on women, which were met with thunderous applause and shouts of approval from many female workers.

“Are you really uniting to deal with issues affecting women so as to ensure labour and national development? Are you really concerned with what is happening as it relates to women? Are you committed to protecting the achievements made on behalf of women in Guyana?” she questioned her leaders. “We feel that …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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