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2006-4-28: AFC URGES WORKERS TO THROW OFF YOKE OF SERVITUDE



This year, Guyana marks another day meant to be in honour of our working people. May Day, or Labour Day as it is commonly referred, is meant to be the day on which the nation takes a momentary pause from its labour to recognize the significance of all workers, but most especially, those who by their hard work, keep this country moving along the road to progress and development. Alas, that progress has ground to a halt.

When Guyana became independent in May 1966 it was the dream that we would create a state in which inequalities of opportunity would be eradicated and a glorious period of goodwill and growth would be ushered in. Unfortunately, as we look upon our toiling brothers and sisters we see sadness, fear, and hopelessness. Our workers today have been reduced to a state of servitude being driven to exist on starvation wages; whilst a select few live in oblivion as to how and on what the average public servant or labourer is forced to exist on. After forty years, the yoke must be broken.

The leaders of this nation both past and present ought to feel ashamed for the darkness and destruction that they have presided over for the past forty years, and pity for those who have remained true patriots and given their lives in service to build a nation and have paid the ultimate price for their loyalty. The Alliance For Change says that it is time for a better life for our people. They have earned it and they deserve it. Change and transformation are inevitable and so today we honour our brothers and sisters in service to our country and assure them that change and liberation are on their way.

For more information contact:
Raymond Arjoon-
Public Relations Officer
Alliance For Change

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