Skeldon reeling after GuySuCo dismissals

Harrichand Chan

Skeldon was reeling yesterday after approximately 2,000 terminations by GuySuCo from the estate there and workers and residents contemplated a bleak future even amid signs of division in the government over the mass retrenchment.

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) had warned earlier this year that the layoffs were coming because of the dire financial state of the industry and the problem-plagued Skeldon factory but the hundreds of dismissals beginning on Monday still evoked shock,

With so many dismissals and no ready source of new employment, the East Berbice community will be hard-hit as the year draws to a close…..

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