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Over 400 Rose Hall sugar workers sent home

Over 400 workers from the Rose Hall Estate of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will be laid off on December 29, 2017.

A letter was sent to the affected staff stating that “there is no suitable vacancy to accommodate you.”

Reports are that another batch of hundreds of workers are likely to receive similar letters today.

Additionally, more than 200 workers at the Enmore Estate are likely to be thrown on the breadline by December 9, 2017.

Hundreds are already struggling to maintain a livelihood after being dismissed from the Wales Sugar Estate to facilitate the shutdown.

These workers are being stripped of meaningful employment at a time when taxes in the country are at its highest. Moreover, these workers are not being provided with alternative means of employment neither are they placed in programmes to assist in retraining.

Thousands of persons stand to be affected as the redundant workers are the breadwinners of families.

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