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Labour Ministry blasts GGMC workers over “illegal” strike action

As workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission continue their strike action for improved working conditions and better salaries, the Ministry of Labour has fired off at the workers and has declared the strike action as ‘illegal’, ‘unethical’ and ‘improper’.

In a letter to the General Secretary of the Guyana Public Service Union Ms. Deborah Murphy, the Chief Labour, Occupational Safety and Health Officer, Charles Ogle,  declared that the ministry has “concluded that the current (GGMC’s) industrial action, may not be in accord with known and acceptable principles of good labour-management relations.”

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Abandoned children rescued by Protection Agency

Just six days into the new year, workers from the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA) were called upon to intervene in a situation at Guyhoc Park, Tucville, to ensure that four children, who were neglected, receive adequate care.
The children, aged 12, eight, three and one, were collected by the agency around 10:30 hrs yesterday, after the entity was contacted by this newspaper.

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Guyana participating in “MenEngage Global Symposium”

Guyana is participating in the “MenEngage Global Symposium” themed   “Men and Boys for Gender Justice” currently underway in India.
Guyana is being represented by the Labour, Human Services and Social Security Ministry Men’s Affairs Bureau Administrator, Diego Alphonso.
The Guyanese delegate joins about 900 others from 70 countries at the symposium which began on Monday and will end on Thursday, geared at raising consciousness about male responsibility and accountability.

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Business loans for single mums in Guyana

In the smouldering midday sun Bhimwattie Sahid uses a machete to prepare a patch of land where she will grow 700 sweet pepper plants.

The crop will be ready in time for Guyana's Christmas holiday season, when the peppers - which are used in a number of the South American nation's popular dishes - sell for high prices.

Mrs Sahid owns and runs a successful small farm near the border with neighbouring Suriname.

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THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR, HUMAN SERVICES ANDSOCIAL SECURITY, AND THE CHILDCARE ANDPROTECTION AGENCY CONDEMNS THE FURTHEREXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN TAPED IN SEX ACT

The Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security has observed with absolute disgust the publication of images of children involved in sexual acts in the Guyana Chronicle and on social media.

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Month of the Elderly launched at the Palms

Under the theme “Working for the Elderly, Celebrating their contributions to Guyana”, the Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security has designated October as the “Month of the Elderly.”

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