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Trade Union In
Guyana

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Sunil Goriah ………………12/0935/2499



Sachin Ramsuran………... 12/0935/2357



Selwin Collier………………13/0935/2342

Presentation Outline


Early attempts to form Trade Union



How Trade Union was born in Guyana



Effect of Trade Union on Workers



The Enmore Strike

What is Trade
Unionism?

Early Attempts to form Trade Unions


There was basically four (4)early attempts of forming Trade Unions.
These are:



River captains



Laborers and Tradesmen in New Amsterdam



Carpenters



Civil Servants

A Journey to Show Why
Mr.Critchlow is Termed as the Father of Trade
Union

How Did Trade Union Come About?


When slavery was abolished in 1833 a number of slaves left the estates and reside in nearby villages.



However, many of them stayed on the estate and worked for wages.



They then worked alongside the indentured laborers that was brought to the plantation from India.



In May 1916 the porters strike because they wanted a pay increase.

How Did Trade Union Come About?


By the later part of1917 their was an increase in cost of living.



At this point a petition was signed by Mr. Critchlow and was sent to the
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce praying for a reasonable increase in wages.



At that point there was a back and fort confrontation between Mr.Critchlow and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce until they meet an agreement to give the workers a 10% increase in their wages.

How Did Trade Union Come About?


Mr. Critchlow then emerged as the undisputed leader of the group because of his successful representation.



He had successfully managed wage increase for the workers twice in one year.



Hence the first trade union was in its embryo state.



In 1918 the governor met with Mr. Critchlow and it was following this interview that he was imbued with the idea to formally establish a Trade Union.

How Did Trade Union Come About?


He completed the preparatory arrangements with dispatch.



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