GuySuCo urges organisations to desist from using its employees for political work

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The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. (GuySuCo) is claiming that organisations have been using its employees for overt political acts on the job and on its premises. The corporation is, therefore, urging that persons desist from this practice.

“While it is understood that some of our stakeholders are closely aligned to political entities; the Corporation would prefer if these organisations would desist from encouraging our employees during their working hours and on our premise, to carry out political work,” GuySuCo said in a statement on Wednesday night.

The statement was issued in relation to three protests were held at the Skeldon, Albion and Rose Hall Estates on Wednesday (December 21, 2016).

The corporation said the placards at two estates – Skeldon and Albion basically displayed the same messages, such as, ‘APNU/AFC Manifesto on sugar – work of Confidence Tricksters’ and ‘APNU/AFC betrayed us – denying us pay increase in 2015 and 2016’.

These statements GuySuCo said are considered to be of a “political nature” and while employees have a right to protest as citizens in accordance with Section 147 of the Guyana Constitution- Protection of freedom of assembly and association; “employees are reminded that this right has a responsibility attached to it.”

Another placard stated, ‘one top man salary in GuySuCo – $5.2 M per month’.

It was revealed that this is the second occasion where its employees were engaged in a picketing exercise and were highlighting this matter which is “untrue.”

The Management is calling on its employees to work together for the greater good.

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