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The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) has reported that all three (3) of the Corporation’s grinding estates have surpassed their weekly production targets during the week ending September 2,2023. GuySuCo continues to lower production targets which presently are a shadow of what these were in the past.
According to GuySuCo the production performance comes on the heels of both Blairmont and Albion/Port Mourant estates previously surpassing their weekly targets during the 2nd and 3rd weeks simultaneously of the Crop, while Uitvlugt is surpassing target for the first time in this 2nd Crop of 2023.
“The 2nd Crop of 2023 is in its seventh week of production, and it is evident that the respective teams on the estates have capitalised on a number of strategies to boost workers turnout. These strategies included visiting the villages close to the estates to encourage previous workers to return to the industry and help those who continue to work in the unleashing of the potential of these three Estates utilizing the over G$3 billion in new equipment bought by the Government of Guyana to support the field and factory operations.”
These operational interventions, coupled with good weather, the company said, played a major role in the production performance this past week.
This news GuySuCo said continues to boost the morale of all employees, since in addition to an average payout of over G$28,000 for this week to the cane harvesters, workers will secure additional remuneration through the weekly performance incentive. The Estate Managers attributed this performance to the improved efficiencies of the workers, coupled with the good weather that is supporting the mechanical harvesting programme.
The Executive Management congratulates the management and workers of the three grinding estates and urges all current and former sugar workers to turnout every week to utilize this special dry period to increase their earning, recognising that the industry had above average rainfalls for more than one year between November 2020 to January 2023.
The Executive Management encouraged all to strive towards repeating this admirable performance this week so that their families can benefit from their increased earnings. Management said it has also “implored workers to remain focused and not be distracted by those who have an agenda of deception to keep them out of the sugar industry with their misguided messages.”
GuySuCo said the Executive Management continues to engage with the unions to ensure all eligible workers are treated fairly in accordance with the rule of law and the collective labour agreement. “The doors remain wide open to all current and former sugar workers to return to work and harvest the bounty of the fields and factories for their families from an industry 100% owned by the people of Guyana as we all advance to the mission of adding a fourth estate to the production process later in September 2023 at Rose Hall Estate in Canje.”