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Industrial Relations

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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RUSAL workers resist eviction, gov’t vows to clampdown on “justifiable grievances”

As representatives of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU), Russian Aluminium (RUSAL) and the Ministry of Labour prepare to discuss on Monday a pay dispute and alleged violation of workers rights, the union on Sunday further complained that efforts were being made to evict them from a housing settlement near the mine site. “Workers have ignored the edict ...

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RUSAL chases workers off mine site, shuts down sections

A number of workers at the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled operations of Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. have been ordered off the mine site and a section of the operations shut down, in the wake of a strike for increased salaries, according to a document sent to aggrieved workers. In a memorandum to all members of Mining Department/Mobile Equipment Maintenance, Managing ...

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Vice Chancellor denies running University of Guyana broke as workers demand forensic audit

University of Guyana (UG) workers on Wednesday intensified their demand for an in-depth examination of how the institution is spending its monies at a time when there is a cutback in certain expenses, but Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith denied responsibility for running the institution broke. “Of course, not! But it’s hazy and wanton to make public accusations of all kinds ...

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Labour Ministry intervenes in University of Guyana pay dispute

The University of Guyana (UG) workers’ unions are being asked to withdraw threats of industrial action to pave the way for the Labour Department to try settling a pay dispute with the administration of that publicly funded tertiary institution, Junior Labour Minister Keith Scott said. “While the Unions did not give a commitment to withdraw the threat they promised to ...

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