ERC hails Guyanese working class

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Dear Editor,

The Ethnic Relations Commission, (ERC), extends Labour Day greetings to all workers throughout the country. The ERC salutes the Guyanese working class who represents different ethnicities and is all a driving force in the economy. Their forebears faced many painful challenges, some insurmountable in their quest for decent work and a living wage.

The Commission joins the social partners represented by government, employers, employees and the trade unions in recognising those who toil for the mammoth, unending task of social and economic growth; increase in productivity is achieved through their collective efforts.

The past two years of the pandemic has been nothing short of challenging as the working class people had to adjust and adapt to ways of staying productive while being Covid-19 safe. The Commission remains hopeful that the waning pandemic will continue to reduce its morbid effects on the working population for the sake of improved livelihoods. The labour movement represents an important constituency and the hurdles it faces in the workplace are brought under focus in the ERC’s desire for a cohesive society. Rapid globalisation and all its aspects is also confronting the Guyanese working people in the challenge for a living wage. The ERC therefore, embraces any initiative to empower citizens of any ethnicity through education and training to prepare them for an accelerating Guyanese economy.

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Happy Labour Day to All!

Regards
Ethnic Relations Commission



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