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The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has called on the business community here
to enforce Covid-19 guidelines which include, mandatory vaccination of staff and customers.
In a statement the PSC said it notes with grave concern the surge in COVID-19 cases, the resultant hospitalization and deaths. Over 800 persons have died thus far with the virus. This has placed a huge burden on Guyana’s Health Care system, the PSC said.
“The Private Sector Commission reiterates its support for the National COVID-19 vaccination campaign, since immunization is crucial in protecting citizens from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PSC repeats its appeal to every non vaccinated citizen to be vaccinated to safeguard themselves, their family, their friends, their professional associates and everyone else with whom they come into contact.”
The PSC also, once again, appeals to every business and employer to implement and enforce the gazetted COVID-19 guidelines which require the use of masks, social distancing and the presentation of proof of vaccination upon entry into public places.
The Private Sector Commission continues in its efforts to appeal to members of the business community to protect and safeguard its employees and consumers.
“We know now, from a mountain of irrefutable evidence, internationally and here in Guyana, that the vaccines are safe, effective and an essential public health measure in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement read.
“We commend the Government of Guyana for its exemplary dedication and aggressive approach towards immunization and the achievement of herd immunity.”
[7:22 PM, 10/4/2021] John Smith: GAWU clinches deal to represent SEI workers
The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the Skeldon Energy Inc (SEI) on Monday afternoon signed the Recognition and the Avoidance and Settlement of Disputes Agreement.
The agreement will regulate the relationship between the Union and the Company and includes the mechanism for dispute resolution, the appointment of shop stewards, the deduction of union dues and credit union savings from workers’ wages/salaries, and other general conditions.
In a statemen GAWU said it became the recognised bargaining agent on behalf of the SEI’s employees on February 14, 2019, by the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board. However, the parties had some difficulties in arriving at an agreement. Through the intervention of the Ministry of Labour, the Union and the Company were able to amicably resolve the differences paving the way for the signing of the agreement.
At Monday’s signing, GAWU’s President, Seepaul Narine shared that he was heartened that the parties could formalise the agreement. He said that the Union was hopeful that the parties could work collectively together to advance the interests of the SEI and the well-being of the employees. SEI’s Human Resource Officer, Troy Pearson shared similar sentiments expressing the view that it important for the Union and the Company to work together.