Manganese company should be sanctioned for allowing miners to work without protective gear

-GTUC’s Lewis

Lincoln Lewis

Guyana Manganese Inc (GMI) should be sanctioned for allowing its employees to work without the requisite protective equipment, according to General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis.

Lewis’ statement  came yesterday after Occupational Health and Safety Department consultant at the Ministry of Social Protection Gwyneth King declared that the GMI workers who fell ill after working in tunnels at the company’s Matthews Ridge operation did not have protective gear.

King also related that the company – owned by Bosai of China – claimed that the workers’ protective gear was held up at customs awaiting clearance.

Lewis, however, found that excuse wanting…..

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