This morning, several workers of the Blairmont Estate took part in a picketing exercise at estate’s order line to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the insistence of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to pay their wages through the bank.

The protestors explained that in utilizing the banking system, they will incur bank charges and taxi fares. They said that this apart from the significant loss of time every week to transact withdrawals from their bank accounts. They pointed out that the additional costs must be considered against a backdrop of the present wage freeze imposed in the sugar industry since 2015.

The demonstrators also called on the Corporation for the timely payment of their wages every week as they are literally living payday to payday.


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