…presented with their Trade Union Certificate of RecognitionThe Guyana Goldfields Incorporated has finally recognised the National Mine Workers Union (NMWU) as the official union representative for their workers, after the organisation was accredited with the relevant certification last week.Aurora Gold MineOn Monday, the company informed that they were in receipt of a certificate from the Trade Union Recognition and Certification Board, identifying the NMWU as the ‘majority union’ for workers under their subsidiary, Aurora Gold Mine (AGM).It further stated that the Union will represent employees below the supervisory level and the company is working to abide to all stipulated regulations.“The NMWU is the bargaining unit that will represent AGM employees below the level of supervisor. As stated previously, the company is actively adhering to applicable laws and regulations and is facilitating communication with relevant authorities,” Guyana Goldfields said.The certificate which was seen by this publication, was issued on September 4, 2019 after being signed by Chief Labour Officer Charles Ogle. It stated that the Union has the authority to represent the workers, effective of August 20, 2019.NMWU had secured 52 per cent of the votes in a survey conducted by the Labour Department back in August. One of the workers had informed Guyana Times that they supported the Union after it had been backing their struggles since 2015. Many were happy since this achievement provided a voice to negotiate demands for better working conditions.President of the Union, Sherwayne Downer later expressed that they would continue their strides to advocate for miners’ rights. This development, he noted, was a victory for the AGM workers.“It is a victory for the workers of AGM. As President of the Union, I vow to go above and beyond to ensure that those employees, who would have trusted and placed confidence in us, will be on the receiving end of the highest level of effective representation”.In July, over 200 workers had downed their tools and initiated strike actions for two days after calls mounted for them to be officially represented by a union and to improve working conditions and wages.During the strike, the workers had claimed that they were threatened with having their internet connection disconnected— which is vital to ensure communication from their Cuyuni-Mazaruni location to the coast. They were also demanding better wages, better quality food and laundry services, out of town allowance, missing NIS contributions among others.Three days later, the Canadian-based company indicated that persons were returning to work on a phased approach and it is anticipated that full production will resume shortly. Three days without production has resulted in an estimated 22,500 ounces of unprocessed ore.A letter was then issued to employees, granting the second quarterly bonus of 7.6 per cent on July 25, while promising that the formula for the next bonus will be reviewed. However, most of these promises were yet to be fulfilled after weeks had elapsed and some miners had threatened to initiate strike actions once more.
Red Hughs GAA News: Senior MenThe men made the short journey to Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday evening. They got off to a great start going 4 points to no score up after ten minutes. The home side settled down and picked off a couple of nice long range points and soon had the gap closed to a single point. The Reds were under a lot of pressure as Gaels stepped up the ante. Gerard Melaugh scored a fine point to settle the Hughs lads down again. It was nip and tuck until the break in a very open and entertaining game. The half time score was Red Hughs 0-7 Gaels 0-6The second half again was a tight and very competitive with both teams playing some great football. The Reds scored the opening point to go 2 points ahead. But the home side once again piled on the pressure and with ten minutes gone in the second half took the lead for the first time 9 points to 8. The Gaels stretched their lead to two before the Reds found another gear and played some of the best football they played so far this season. They stormed into a three point lead scoring 5 points without reply to go three up with five minutes left. But Gaels were not finished just yet and scored the two points in as many minutes to leave a point in it with a minute to go. Thomas Mc Menamin won possession in the middle of the field and went to ground with what seemed to be a certain free for the Reds only to see the Referee giving a free the other way and taken quickly by Gaels as the ref waved play on with Thomas laying injured on the ground. Gaels used it to their advantage to scored the equalising and final point of the game. The final score in a cracking game of football was Red Hughs 0-13 Letterkenny Gaels 0-13Senior ReserveThe reserves also played Gaels reserves in the opening game on Saturday. With Gaels sitting in second place in the table having only been beaten once in six games this far it was going to be a tuff encounter. As the senior did the lads were 4 points up before the home side could register a score on the board. The Gaels opened their account with a goal after a mistake in the Reds defence and scored a point not long after to level the game. But the Hugh’s lads didn’t panic and finished the half strong and went in at half time 0-9 to 1-1 in the lead.The home side took the game to the Reds from the start of the second half and soon the ball in the Reds net once again. Bur as in the first half the Reds didn’t panic and soon settled back into their stride and took complete control of the game. The young Keelan Mc Gill was in fantastic form and put in a man of the match performance scoring a personal tally of 7 points. The final score was Red Hughs 0-16 Letterkenny Gaels 2-2Both teams now have a three wee break before their next game this time at long last will be at home to Urris on Saturday the 30th of MayTraining continues for seniors and reserves on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 7.30pmMinor BoysTraining for the boys continues on Sunday’s at 12 noon.Under 14 BoysTraining for the boys continues on Friday evenings from 7-8pmUnder 16 BoysTraining continues for the boys on Tuesday and Thursday evenings form 6-7pmUnder 12 GirlsWell done to the Red Hughs u12 girls who drew with Robert Emmets on Sunday. It was terrible conditions for the both teams in which was very physical and competitive game. The Red Hughs girls showed what they are all about with great commitment and some great team play and scores. Thanks to everyone who came to support the girls.The Final score Was Red Hughs 1-5 Robert Emmets 2-2.Training on Monday evenings from 6.15-7.15pm.Bring 2 euro. Next game away to St Marys Convoy.Under 14 GirlsU14 Girls will play at home against St Marys Convoy this Tuesday evening at 7pm. All support welcome for this great wee team.u14/16 girls training on Wednesday evenings from 6.15-7.15pm. Bring 2 euro.Saturday Morning CoachingRed Hughs underage training on Saturday mornings from 11am to12noon. This will be for all boys and girls from u6s up to u10s and u12 boys. This year we will be collecting €2 per child and no more than €5 per family for the use of the facilities to train. This money will go straight back into the underage training funds. Any parent/guardian that may be willing to help out on Saturday mornings please don’t hesitate to contact any of the coaches on the morning of the training.Ceile DancingThe Ceile dancing continues every Tuesday evening at 8pm in the club house . Everyone welcomeClub Donegal CardsClub Donegal cards are now available from Liam Doherty 0860224297 The card holder gets free admission to any adult football match county wide including senior championship. Only a few cards left so hurry or miss out.Lotto Results 07/05/15Numbers Drawn 4,2,1,5,8,7,3,63 Winners Matched 3 NumbersCharles Donaghey Drumfergus, Tom Hinton Lismaullaghaduff & Charlie Doherty The Garrison each receive €20Next Weeks Jackpot Is €5,275100+ Club DrawThis Weeks Lucky Winner Was Number 31 Micheal Paton Dromore wins €100 Thanks to everyone for your continued SupportOther NewsHard luck to Aimee Callaghan, Zara Gibson, Madison White, Nicola Callaghan and team Coach Sabrina White who were beaten in the final of the under 14 development Ulster Final on Sunday. It was a great achievement to get that far and only narrowly beaten by a single point. No doubt there is more to come from theses girls.Good Luck to Stephen Mc Menamin and the Donegal minors who play Tyrone on Sunday in Mc Cumhaill Park in their opening game on the Ulster Minor Championship.The club in conjunction with Yes Chef Catering are in the process of organising a fundraising raising event for Caolan Melaugh son of senior player Gerard Melaugh. Caolan was diagnosed at just 10 weeks old with stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma (a very rare and aggressive childhood cancer) It is hoped we can run this event on the weekend of 20th – 21st of June. Some of the events will include a 24 hour walkathon, BBQ by Yes Chef Catering, Bouncy Castles and the now Famous Pop Up Pub, If You are willing to help in any way please contact Andy Doherty on 0876843311 or Marie Mc Colgan On 0863242100HEARTBREAK FOR RED HUGHS CONTINGENT INVOLVED WITH DONEGAL U14 GIRLS DEVELOPMENT SQUAD was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sport