Extra day’s pay for workers as Albion/Port Mourant Estate surpasses target


The Albion/Port Mourant Estate has surpassed its sugar production target for the week ending March 19, 2022.

The estate exceeded its target by 7.9% for the week. This was the first weekly target surpassed for the year 2022 in the sugar sector, a statement from the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) noted.

As a result of this achievement, qualified employees (who worked 80% or more days available for the week) will benefit from an additional day’s pay (tax free).

Weekly Production Incentive (WPI) is one of several initiatives in place to boost employees’ productivity and was implemented on May 13, 1989. The payment of a WPI is based on the individual Estate’s achievement of one hundred percent (100%) or more of its weekly sugar production target.

Once the targets are achieved, employees on the estate receive one additional day’s pay. If the estate’s achievement is 130% or more of its target, then employees on the estate will receive two days’ pay.

GuySuCo said despite the challenges posed by the intermittent rainfalls (almost 30 mm during this week), which has stalled the estate’s mechanical harvesting operations, the estate was able to leverage on the improved cane quality, better harvesters’ attendance and increased human productivity on the fields to push past the weekly target.

The corporation, at the commencement of the first Crop for 2022, introduced an improved Personal Performance Incentive (PPI) Scheme, which saw cane harvesters responding positively to same; hence, their improved attendance and productivity.

This PPI handsomely rewards each worker progressively as they improve their productivity with some workers adding more than G$15,000 to their weekly pay packet this week. The Corporation has also implemented a similar incentive scheme for the Planters, Fertilizing crew and Chemical Weed Control workers.

The executive management of GuySuCo congratulated the management and workers of Albion/Port Mourant Estate and urged all employees of grinding estates to strive towards the achievement of WPIs.

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