GAWU remains steadfast in its commitment to workers’ education

Dear Editor,
I write to address part of a letter penned by the former President of Guyana (May 15, 2024) and to set the record straight regarding the state of workers’ education and the role of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU).
It is appreciated that the former president is highlighting the vital role of workers’ education and the historical significance of GAWU; however, unfortunately, he has no authority to speak about GAWU’s educational work.
The former president, who was previously associated with GAWU, is unaware of the current educational activities of the union. Since his departure, maybe he has not followed the developments and advancements in this area. May I remind this comrade that, for the 2023 Educational Subvention from the Ministry of Labour, it was only GAWU that qualified. I therefore need not elaborate on this matter.
Already, for 2024, several activities have been held by the Union.
Be assured that GAWU remains steadfast in its commitment to workers’ education, recognizing it as a cornerstone to empower the working class. The union will continue to prioritize educational programmes aimed at enhancing the wellbeing of our members and the working class generally.

Yours faithfully,
Seepaul Narine
President – GAWU