THE Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana extends May Day greetings and solidarity to Guyanese workers and their colleagues across the world.
May Day comes this year with workers in several countries, including highly developed countries, fighting not only against big business, but combating fears of anti-worker and anti-immigrant administrations controlling state policies.
Elsewhere, workers and their families are victims of wars, armed conflicts, terrorism and threats of nuclear attacks.
Millions of able-bodied persons have been rendered jobless, homeless and driven to the edge of starvation. In many countries, including neighbouring states, there is social turmoil and workers face an uncertain future.
Our coalition Government is rooted in a labour tradition and continues to identify with the broader vision of the Guyanese working people for racial and national unity, a stronger, vibrant and purposeful labour movement, defence of our nation’s sovereignty and realising the good life for all Guyanese.
In Guyana, though sections of the working class face challenges, there is still bread with justice. There are no lines for basic items, no riots for food and no spectre of violence against protestors.
On this May Day 2017, our coalition Government urges all working people to maintain the partnerships with business and the state and to help realise the national goals of building a stronger economy, creating new jobs and distributing greater benefits to workers and their families.
The Government of Guyana hopes that you enjoy May Day and use the occasion to reinforce your platform for better conditions of life.