Uitvlugt estate workers striking over dismissals

-GuySuCo not budging

Some field and factory staff attached to the Uitvlugt sugar estate are striking to protest the recent dismissal of co-workers but the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is holding firm on its decision, saying the sacked workers were let go for serious misconduct on the job.

“The Corporation wishes to advise those employees on strike that it would not vary its position in light of the seriousness of the offence allegedly committed by their colleagues, and urge that they have an immediate cessation of their current strike action,” GuySuCo said in a statement yesterday on the indefinite strike action which began after the workers were dismissed last Tuesday.

According to the statement, the sacked workers, two field foremen and a field supervisor, were “dismissed for serious misconduct” in the execution of their duties.

GuySuCo said the foremen were detailed to supervise the replacement of dead canes with new sets of canes in an operation called “supplying” …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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