Dear Editor,It is awful to see, on a daily basis, the vicious assault on sugar workers. This assault started almost immediately after the May 2015 elections.APNU/AFC promised “change”, and among the changes they promised was that greater security and respect would be extended to sugar workers, including an annual 20 percent increase in wages and benefits.Some sugar workers, though skeptical, placed their destiny in Moses Nagamootoo, Ramjattan, and others in Region Six and Five, and provided some of the critical votes that APNU/AFC needed to take over Government. They exercised their democratic right and opted for “change”. They have been betrayed; and, today, sugar workers are the poster child for betrayal.The thing is that as the assault continues unabated since May 2015, their champions, like Nagamootoo and Ramjattan, are AWOL, missing in action.The latest assault on sugar workers is the now frequent late payment of their wages. Last week, sugar workers were paid four days late, without an apology and without an explanation. The vast majority of these workers live from paycheck to paycheck. Any delay in receiving their paychecks poses unconscionable difficulties for their families. The media continue to expose this egregious violation of the labour laws of Guyana. Every time wage payments have been delayed, senior officials of GuySuCo have confirmed the late payments, but only off-the-record and unofficially. GuySuCo refuses formally to communicate with workers, or with anyone.GAWU has confirmed that late payment of wages to sugar workers has become a norm these days. Late payment of wages to the sugar workers is not just unacceptable, it is illegal.The President, who recently declared that paying severance to sugar workers whose jobs were ripped from them is hemorrhaging the treasury, is silent about late payment of wages to workers. The prime minister, who bombastically deemed himself the champion of sugar workers, is silent; even though he went to his home village of Whim to launch the AFC’s LGE campaign. The Agriculture Minister is, as usual, not just silent, but nowhere to be found. He continues to behave as if he has no role to play.The Finance Minister may still be out of the country, having found it necessary to be carnivalling in Brooklyn earlier this month. The Social Protection Minister and her junior minister responsible for labour appear not to know or not to care.Khemraj Ramjattan simply does not want to talk to sugar workers anymore, and MPs such as Charandass no longer find sugar workers relevant.More than 7,000 sugar workers have lost their jobs, and most of them have either received none or only part of their severance.It is more than nine months since that severance was due for many, and some have been owed now for almost two years. Severance is due to an employee at the time his job is taken away because of closure or down-sizing. This is Guyana’s law, and it is also international law.There is no room for prevarication on this matter. The only word from the President is that the severance is a drain on the national treasury; no word on whether GuySuCo, a Government public entity, will pay soon, and whether the workers will be paid with interest.Those who are lucky to still be working are now subjected to late and deferred payments for wages earned. They have worked without a pay increase for three years (2015, 2016 and 2017), and it is unlikely that there will be an increase in 2018, making it an unprecedented four straight years.Their annual production incentives have essentially been dumped. In 2015 it was reduced, and none has since been negotiated. Land which was promised to them is being taken up by the Government, or being offered for sale to private investors and friends and families of the Government.Guyana made the list of shameful countries because of how we treat prisoners. Guyana deserves being on the list because of how we treat sugar workers.The silence of this Government is shameful, a disgrace, and makes them complicit in another illegal assault on sugar workers. GAWU has spoken up.Will FITUG and the GTUC speak up? Will the Guyana Human Rights advocates stand up and speak out? Who is willing to stand up and speak out against this injustice?Sincerely,Leslie Ramsammy
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brewing, after years of adjustment, the electricity supplier Tencent finally officially deployed the front, front joined the business platform battle group. Last week, it invited the more than and 300 oriented businesses, announced that its QQ online shopping platform open.
years of business development in the past period of Hurricane loss, a Tencent business trying to "leap" development. Tencent business CEO Wu Xiaoguang said, their development path to choose "steep Everest North Slope in spite of difficulties, but more, after the first opportunity.
Tencent business that emboldened strong support group to give capital, flow, data services, they also have a strong desire to attack. According to informed sources, since August in Southern China will be fast and easy to Jingdong to revolt, in the year of the region to catch up with rivals, followed by personal competition area.
Tencent has a huge business empire, but there are still a few areas it has yet to stand in the front row, the electricity supplier is one of them.
industry data show that the Tencent original layout B2C QQ mall transactions amounted to 5 billion 200 million yuan, plus the pat Network, close to 30 billion yuan, while Ali’s B2C Tmall mall will have 92 billion yuan, there are 600 billion taobao.com trading volume.
, however, in the penguin Empire, the weight of the electricity supplier sector is increasing. Tencent this year, a quarterly show, the electricity supplier 750 million yuan revenue exceeded the advertising business.
Tencent group also hopes more. Ma Huateng at the end of last year in the internal staff meeting to praise the electricity supplier business, said, this year, Tencent has proved that he is not without electricity supplier genes".
how to chase the leading position in the industry? Flow is an important "killer Tencent".
from 2009 to 2011, Tencent invested a series of B2C companies, such as a wholly owned acquisition of fast and easy to buy good music to buy, Ke Lan diamond, etc.. After the completion of the acquisition, began to flow into which. Yi Xun CEO Bu Guangqi said that Tencent holdings Yi Xun a year and a half, fast and easy orders increased significantly 10 times.
iResearch survey data show that Yi Xun network in 2011 sales of 2 billion 370 million yuan, second only to Jingdong, Suning, ranked in the field of e-commerce 3C.
through the exploration and layout, the Tencent business formed three layers, namely the underlying C2C form of the pat Network, middle to small and medium sized B2B2C form QQ mall, while the top is independent of the formation of B2C super online shopping platform.
, however, this architecture is not ideal. For example, pat, QQ mall is still based on the C2C framework to build, mainly to store display, due to the habit of Tencent to promote the flow of promotional information, resulting in sales and promotional activities are too high.
from last December to May this year, Tencent electricity supplier began to adjust. Wu Xiaoguang (Tencent electricity supplier holding company CEO) to determine the electricity supplier for Tencent
established in people’s impression, Haier is the traditional home appliance manufacturing enterprises, there is no relationship with the Internet, and now Haier has completed the transformation of a big success, peers, so Haier in the end is also sit up and take notice, how to do it?
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31 years ago, inferior products is rampant, Zhang Ruimin receives the hand of Haier, he personally picked up a hammer unqualified refrigerator, workers on the quality of cognitive remodeling. Now, Haier will sell products to the United States, Europe and other countries, the world uses Haier products.