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BREAKING: RUSAL-BCGI fires 61 Guyanese bauxite workers, union calls on President Granger to intervene

The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) on Monday fired 61 workers, and company representatives refused to attend a meeting summoned by the Ministry of Labour, officials said. Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle and General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU), Lincoln Lewis said they were informed of the dismissal of the workers ...

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GTUC, FITUG uniting on common issues, one May Day rally

The country’s fractured trade union movement does not appear to be in a hurry to re-unite under one umbrella of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), although the two federations are planning to collaborate on a range of issues and hold one May Day rally. GTUC General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis side-stepped questions about whether his organisation and the breakaway Federation ...

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GTUC, GAWU demand broad-based consultations on Wales Estate closure

The Guyana Trades Union Congress Sunday called on government to stop giving lip-service to social cohesion and the constitutional right to participatory decision-making and instead hold wide-ranging consultations with sugar workers and the community of Wales about plans to close the sugar estate there. “Consistent with Article 13 there cannot be a plan for any community without the involvement of ...

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