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Guyana: Government to meet with RUSAL to discuss the way forward

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Amna Ally

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mar. 3, CMC – Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally says the government will be further engaging with representatives of the Russian Bauxite Company (RUSAL) next Monday.

The meeting is expected to be centred around the 61 workers dismissed by the company last month and the way forward as the company has since refused to reinstate the workers.

According to Ally , the firing of the workers is an unreasonable act and their position is an unthinkable one.

Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle is expected to lead the next meeting.

“Next Monday, we are going to have another meeting with them and I have assigned the Chief Labour Officer to hold such a meeting with them,” Ally stated.

Last Wednesday, after a meeting with the Bauxite company,Ally reaffirmed the government’s commitment to support and stand by the dismissed workers and underscored that the government will not accept the conditions presented by RUSAL and confirmed that an examination of the company’s license is currently being discussed.

The Social Protection Minister said she indicated to RUSAL that government will not be accepting the conditions they put forward for reinstating the dismissed workers.

“Government will not accept what is presently existing and I did indicate to them that we will go to the lengths, we will explore the options and we are going to have to make a decision on this matter,” she said.

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