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Bauxite Company A No-show At Labour Ministry Meeting – GTUC Writes CARICOM About Greenidge’s Right To Work

Submitted by Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (29 Dec 2010)   Today the Guyana Bauxite & General Workers Union (GB&GWU) turned up to a scheduled meeting at the Ministry of Labour. The ministry had initiated this meeting for the Union and the Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI) to meet to address a number […]

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Bauxite Union To Mark One Year Anniversary Of Unresolved BCGI Dispute With Protest

Submitted by Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) Monday November 22 mark one year of struggle for economic and social justice by bauxite workers employed by the Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI), a company owned by Russia Aluminum (RUSAL) and the Government of Guyana. The Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU), the […]

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London-based Guyanese Group Up Ante For Global Solidarity And Support To Stop Degeneracy In Guyana

Submitted by Guyana Bauxite General Workers Union   A group of London-based Guyanese up the ante yesterday by taking its protest in front of the London Guyana High Commission and Russian Embassy as it continues the global appeal for solidarity and support to stop the degeneracy in Guyana. This protest was organized by Norman Browne, […]

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Bauxite Union Issues Ultimatum To Oldendorff, Continues Fight To Resolve 11-month Impasse At BCGI

Submitted by the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) On Wednesday September 22, 2010 the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) issued a five-day ultimatum to Oldendorff Carrier to proceed on industrial action if the company refuses to come to the bargaining table with an appropriate proposal. The ultimatum expires on September 27 […]

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GB&GWU Writes ERC About Failure To Investigate Eight-month Old Complaint As Per Its Constitutional Responsibility

Submitted by Guyana Bauxite & General Workers Union (GB&GWU) The Guyana Bauxite & General Workers Union (GB&GWU) today dispatched a letter to Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Yvonne Langevine, Ethnic Relations Commission, reminding the Commission that it still awaits a public inquiry into its eight-month old compliant about discrimination by the Government of Guyana against bauxite […]

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GB&GWU Takes Case To London To Fight To Restore The Rights Of BCGI Workers

Submitted by Guyana Bauxite General Workers Union On Wednesday August 18 the GB&GWU in its continued pursuit to ensure the Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI) and the Government of Guyana respect bauxite workers’ rights to Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining made its case before the Black and Ethnic Advisory Committee of the National […]

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Bauxite Union Reiterates Calls For Ministry Of Labour To Intervene NOW To Stop Injuries, Loss Of Income And Life At Bauxite Company Of Guyana Inc

Submitted by Guyana Bauxite General Workers Union GB&GWU grieves with the victims of Manaka accident, demands root cause analysis of accident, and reiterates calls for Ministry of Labour to intervene NOW to stop injuries, loss of income and life at BCGI. The GB&GWU is deeply grieved and disturbed over the accident involving bauxite workers on […]

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June 3, 2010 Signalled Another Low Point In Guyana’s History

Submitted by Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) Last Thursday, June 3, 2010 the eyes of the world were focused on Guyana, and the parliamentarians had an opportunity to demonstrate that they could rise above partisan politics and prove that under the laws there can be equal rights and justice for all. This was […]

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GB&GWU Invokes Section 31 Of The Act With The Trade Union Recognition & Certification Board

Submitted by Guyana Bauxite General Workers Union The GB&GWU met today with representative the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board at  the Board’s invitation to work out the modalities to conduct a poll “for continued certification of the bargaining unit.” The Union communicated to the Representatives that in principle it is not objecting to the […]

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Guyana Government's Failure To Act In Bauxite Workers And Russian Company Dispute Spawns Lawlessness And “Massa” Rule

I have been observing the protracted dispute between the management of the Bauxite Company of Guyana, INC (BCGI), its workers and their recognized union – the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU). Culpability for this vexing controversy rests squarely at the feet of President Bharrat Jagdeo, who has refused to reinstate the tax-free overtime […]

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Urgent…Help Guyanese Workers FIGHT INJUSTICE

Submitted by Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) Dear friends of labor and supporters of justice for all in Guyana, Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) is asking that you join us in helping to protect workers’ rights and upholding Lawful practices in Guyana. YOU CAN HELP BY: 1) SIGNING onto the Petition […]

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President Bharrat Jagdeo Must Prove By Action, Not Words, That His Government Is Not Anti-union And Hostile To Bauxite Workers

Submitted Guyana Bauxite General Workers Union The Guyana Bauxite & General Workers Union (GB&GWU) is concerned and disturbed by President Jagdeo’s statements made at the Police Officer’s Conference and carried in Stabroek News Feb. 13 2010 The President reaction to the current dispute between the Bauxite Company Guyana Inc/RUSAL and the Guyana Bauxite & General […]

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Presentation To The Trade Union Recognition & Certification Board By The Guyana Bauxite & General Workers Union

Submitted (press release) by GB&GWU Today the Guyana Bauxite & General Workers Union (GB&GWU) is engaging the Trade Union Recognition & Certification Board (TURB), a legally constituted body under the Laws of Guyana with full anticipation that the decisions made by the body are legally binding and will be honoured by all involved. The matter […]

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Press Statement: Guyana Bauxite And General Workers Union (GB&GWU)

Submitted by the Guyana Bauxite & General Workers Union This morning the GB&GWU met with the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) at Watooka House, Linden in connection with its complaint filed on January 4, 2010. The ERC four-man team was led by ERC Chairman Juan Edghill and the Union’s team by General President Charles Sampson. The […]

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Complaint To The Ethnic Relations Commission Made By The Guyana Bauxite & General Workers Union

Press Release – Submitted by the Guyana Bauxite & General Workers Union, January 4, 2010 The GB&GWU has today after much deliberation and the public statements, responses and non-responses of the Minister of Labour, Mr. Manzoor Nadir; Chief Labour Officer, Mr. Yoganand Persaud and BCGI General Manager, Mr. Sergey Kostyuk, has formally dispatched the following […]

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