Corruption does not exist Duncan tells FITUG CONFERENCE – Nov 7th 2012
The keynote address given by the President of the Federation of Independent Trade Union, Cavil Duncan, sounded more like a political speech in support of the Government.
Duncan, who was addressing the 4th Delegates conference of FITUG, said, that democracy in Guyana is under threat by a simple majority. But what was more damning, were the remarks made by the veteran trade unionist about institutional corruption in Guyana, Duncan believes, that corruption does not exist there.
Duncan also blamed the opposition for the shooting death of the three protestors at Linden. He said, what happened in the mining town should have never occurred.
President Donald Ramotar gave the feature address and he called for unity within the Labour movement.
He said, that too many destructive strikes have occurred in the past and made a pitch for industrial action to be the last resort.
The President also spoke of the pressure on the working people in countries across the world following the global recession.
He said, that Guyana must consider itself fortunate to escape the global economic crisis through sensible decisions.
FITUG delegate’s conference is held under the theme: ‘Workers Rights to Secure Food and a Clean environment’.