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Guyana: Sugar workers protest for wage increases, severance payments

SCORES of sugar workers protested for wage increases and severance payments outside the Parliament Building on Wednesday, as the 2019 National Budget debate was in progress.

Lining the street with placards illustrating their sentiments and voicing their concerns, the workers called for the government to positively address their issues.

President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) Komal Chand told the Guyana Chronicle that the workers protesting were from the Albion, Blairmont and Uitvlugt estates and the defunct Wales estate.

According to Chand, the workers gathered to highlight that they have not received increases since 2014 and that some workers are yet to receive their severance payments.

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