President Ramotar sends strong message to opposition at FITUG May Day Rally – 2nd May 2013
As Guyana joined the rest of the world to celebrate Labour Day on May 1, President Donald Ramotar has sent a strong message that his administration will not be held hostage by the combined opposition, but instead will examine ways to replace allocations that were slashed in the National Budget.
The Rally held by the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) in the National Park yesterday, Ramotar said Guyana is on an upward development path and this will not be impeded for political gains.
The President said his office remains open to members of the opposition to discuss their budgetary concerns and other issues they may have. The President added that a time when the country is divided politically, unions need to be stronger, so that workers’ rights can be protected and defended.
Also addressing the Labour Day crowd was President of FITUG Carville Duncan, who called on workers to defend their rights when it’s under threat.
Also addressing the May Day rally was General Secretary of the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union, Komal Chand, and General Secretary of the NAACIE, Kenneth Joseph.