The assault on workers rights by both Government and Private sector have continued unabated, while the Ministry of Labour appears impotent to undertake its responsibilities.
This is according to Leader of the Opposition Robert Corbin at his weekly press conference, last Thursday.
According to Corbin, over the past years, Guyanese have witnessed the Government setting the wrong example by the one-sided cessation of the check off system for union dues from Public Servants, the abandonment of collective bargaining in violation of ILO conventions to which Guyana is a signatory, the willful and malicious withholding of subventions approved by the Parliament for the Critchlow Labour College and, more recently, the seizure of land donated to the Guyana Public Service Union.
It was also noted that the decline in the rule of law in Guyana, the wanton trampling of the human rights of citizens by the State, the unprecedented number of allegations of torture by the security forces and the revelations of state sponsored and supported execution, of more than three hundred Guyanese citizens, are no secret.
The Opposition Leader said that his is calling upon all Guyanese to supply the relevant information to ensure that the Dossier prepared by the Joint Opposition Parties becomes a more comprehensive document.
In this regard, he complimented the Kaieteur News for its supplementary information.
He said that in any event, the omission of some details from the Dossier or the alleged inaccuracies do not diminish the objective of the Joint Opposition Political Parties. He further added that the Dossier is not intended to replace an inquiry but rather make the case for such an inquiry to be held.
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