Category Archive: English-speaking Caribbean Sugar & Bananas Project

Guyana: Tribunal in GuySuCo, GAWU dispute recommends a three per cent payout

The Arbitration Tribunal in the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) wages and salaries dispute yesterday (Dec. 08) recommended a three per cent payout to workers across the board for 2009.

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English-speaking Caribbean Regional Sugar Meeting: 24-26 June 2009, Kingston, Jamaica

The sugar work in the English-speaking Caribbean is very important for the IUF Global Sugar Program in cane and sugar (and cane for ethanol) sectors, because it comprises basic elements and challenges which properly understood and analysed are relevant for situations in other countries, and for other unions in the global cane and sugar sector.

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Jamaica: Italian Eridiana Sadam Interested in Three SCJ Factories

A delegation from Italy’s Eridania Sadam arrived in Jamaica intending on doing a feasibility study with a view to acquisition of three SCJ factories still awaiting divestment, reported local newspapers.

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Jamaica: Trade Union Exchange and Women Workers

With a report by Frederica Riley, WAWU-Dominica and Uranie Heeram, GAWU-Guyana IUF Trade Union Exchange of Women in the Sugar and Bananas Sector of the English – speaking Caribbean 22-24 June 2009, Jamaica

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Guyana: IUF/GAWU/NAACIE Workshop for Women Workers in Sugar and Bananas

A report with the collaboration of Seepaul Narine, GAWU. The IUF in conjunction with its affiliates in Guyana the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) sponsored a five (5) day workshop from 3-7 November 2008. This is the second activity for the year. …

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Dominica: IUF/WAWU Workshop on Women and Gender Issues and the Agricultural Sector

From 29 September to 1 October, sixteen women delegates gathered at WAWU headquarters in Roseau, Dominica, for a workshop on Women and Gender Issues and the Agricultural Sector, an activity part of the IUF sugar and bananas project in the English-speaking Caribbean.

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Guyana: Workshops with GAWU and NAACIE: 19-23 Aug. 2008

A series of three workshops in Demerara, Berbice and Essequibo reached about 90 delegates from GAWU and NAACIE, the IUF affiliates in the sugar sector of Guyana, where main topics were the role of the shop-stewards, elements of financial analysis used in collective bargaining (at a moment when GAWU was in wage negotiations with GuySuCo), …

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Jamaica: Occupational Health and Safety Workshop in Frome: 10-13 Aug.

Jamaica: Occupational Health and Safety Workshop in Frome As a follow-up to the October 2007 meeting on Occupational Health and Safety in the Frome Sugar Estate in Jamaica, union members of the Frome Safety Committee met from 11-13 August in Savanna-la-Mar to evaluate the work done since the October 2007 meeting. The meeting was also …

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Jamaica: IUF Workshop for Women Workers in the Sugar Sector of Jamaica

IUF Workshop for Women Workers in the Sugar Sector of Jamaica in coordination with UAWU and BITU 10, 11 & 12 August 2008 Savanna-la-mar, Jamaica The opening remarks and welcome speech was done by Clifton Grant of the UAWU (University & Allied Workers Union). He then invited Wycliff Matthews of the BITU (Bustamante Industrial Trade …

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Jamaica: Workshop on Occupational Health and Safety in Frome Estate, 23-25 October

IUF Workshop on Occupational Health and Safety in Frome Sugar Estate 23-25 October 2007 Savanna-la-Mar, Jamaica Approximately 50 participants comprising all the safety committee members of Frome Sugar Estate, trade union representatives and members of the staff association attended a three-day workshop on Occupational Health and Safety from 23-25 October, at the Commingle Hotel in …

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