Rose Hall workers protest plans to close Estate


Workers of the Rose Hall Estate this morning (Tuesday, May 02, 2017) braved the rains as they staged their second protest against the plans to close the Estate.

The workers are strongly opposed to the closure plan pointing to grave consequences that would emerge.

General Secretary of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Seepaul Narine who took part in the exercise and addressed the workers at its conclusion, encouraged them to heighten their calls against the closure plans.

Following the first picketing exercise which was hosted on Tuesday, (April 25, 2017), GAWU said the closure of Rose Hall, should it proceed, “would take a heavy toll on many communities and spawn unwanted social ills which would require huge sums to remedy.” It added that the township of New Amsterdam will also be particularly affected given that sugar workers and their families bring much business there.

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