The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union is insisting that government provide it with information they had requested during the meeting with government to discuss the future of the sugar industry.
Another meeting is coming up and the union said that the discussions will be “less than meaningful” if the requested information is not available.
In a letter to the Office of the Presidency the union’s general Secretary, Seepaul Narine, wrote:
On behalf of our Union, I wish to refer your letter dated January 31, 2017 which reached our offices late in the afternoon of February 01, 2017 with respect to the captioned subject.
My Union, by letters dated January 04, 12 and 16, 2017 (see attached for ease of reference), sought from the Minister of State, Joseph Harmon thirty-one (31) items including documents and other reports to allow us to be able to present our considered positions to the Government. At the time of writing, our requests are yet to be satisfied.
The GAWU, as an important stakeholder, will attend the meeting but we wish to advise that we urgently require the requested information. The absence of the information, we consider, will see our engagements being less than meaningful. This we do not believe is the Government’s intention especially given President Granger’s commitment recently to “arrive at a consensus that all Guyanese can be satisfied with”.
We look forward to receiving the requested information which we are certain will go a far away to facilitate a fruitful engagement.