Guyanese workers are our country’s most valuable asset and on the occasion of Labour Day, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) takes this opportunity to extend best wishes to all of them throughout our dear land.
The contributions of our workers to the advancement of Guyana and our collective, progressive future are invaluable and have been the bedrock of the struggles for betterment for all. Our Party salutes and commends them on this international day to recognize and pay homage to their sustained hard work and indomitable spirit.
The PPP-led government takes the opportunity of this occasion to reaffirm our commitment to ensuring that our workers remain our foremost priority and continues to work assiduously to ensure and that their lives and conditions of work continue to be improved. While our Party is aware that there is more to be done, it continues to take multifaceted approaches to ensure the advancement of our workers’ welfare. Through continuous engagement, our Party ensures that their voices are heard and the feedback provided guides policy intervention in their best interest.
The PPP, mindful of contemporary challenges facing our people and nation, commits to working, in consultation with our workers, to advance meaningful interventions to improve their lives, as well as the lives of their families.
To date, in keeping with the Party’s people-centered approach, since taking office in August 2020, the PPP/C Administration has already taken steps to remove burdensome taxes and fees, restore the education cash grant, provide other cash grants, create thousands of jobs have and restore opportunities that allow our workers to elevate their standard of living. Already, our people have benefited from thousands of online scholarships, training opportunities, and the implementation of various programmes and policies to improve the social and physical infrastructure of our nation. These are just part of the PPP/C government’s thrust to better the lives of all of our workers. The immediate re-establishment of the Ministry of Labour upon taking office in August 2020, emphasizes the value our Party and government place on our workers.
Labour Day allows for our workers to rally in solidarity in celebration of their invaluable contributions to national development. Once again, our Party salutes them for their resoluteness and innovativeness in advancing our country.