Over 2,000 Skeldon sugar workers fired

-Harmon says Cabinet wasn’t notified of start of layoffs

The Rose Hall sugar factory’s last day in operation yesterday.

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has issued termination letters to over 2,000 workers at the Skeldon Estate as it moves ahead with plans to consolidate its operations.

The issuance of the redundancy letters, which began on Monday, follows on the heels of the similar notice given to Rose Hall Estate workers a week ago, which State Minister Joseph Harmon yesterday said Cabinet was not aware of prior to press reports.

A source at the Skeldon Estate told Stabroek News last evening that on Monday some 1,700 workers, mostly junior staff, were given redundancy letters, while yesterday others, including supervisors and clerks, received theirs.

The source noted that it is ….

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