Guysuco runs out of cash to pay office staffers
July 1, 2014 | By KNews | Filed Under News
…Workers plan to take matter in hand if no word forthcoming
The beleagued Guysuco Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) is heading for a crisis with staff not being paid and workers not too sure when and if they will be paid.
According to information, as is the custom and practice the workers are usually paid at least by the last Thursday of the month.
On Thursday, the workers and their representatives were called by management to an emergency meeting and told that they would not be paid by the specific date, because Guysuco do not have any money. The workers who made up the staff component of the ailing Sugar Corporation are mainly represented by NAACIE.
The workers were told that it is not known if and when they would be paid. Now with the end of the month there is still no word as to if and when the workers will be paid.
Workers of the Rose Hall and Albion Estates decided to take some limited industrial action, but now at the end of the month and no word forthcoming, the workers are considering taking serious industrial action.
One representative stated that according General Secretary of the National Association of Agricultural Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE), Kenneth Joseph, both Guysuco Deputy CEO Paul Bhim and Human Resources Director Jairam, indicated that Guysuco just does not have any money.
However it was learnt that weekly paid workers received their wages last week end.