Barama Workers Not Satisfied With Stipend
Retrenched employees of Barama Company limited are worried that the twenty five thousand dollars stipend in exchange for their attendance at computer classes, being given to them by the administration is not nearly enough to provide basic needs for their families and themselves.
According to one of the former workers, since the retrenchment of the workers, all lower level employees have been paid their salaries including their severance pay. However, the managers have not yet been paid and it is unclear as to when they will be.
The retrenched workers began computer classes today at the central Islamic organization of Guyana on Woolford Avenue with the hope of receiving their stipend at the end of the classes.
One of the workers, who was a former manager at the company, speaking on behalf of his former colleagues said they are looking forward to gain a lot from the classes.
On October 15, two hundred and seventy four of the Barama Company’s employees employed at its Land of Canaan office were formally laid off with a promise of severance pay amid a stunning turn of events caused by damage to a vital water boiler on October 4 resulting in the entire factory being shutdown.