Georgetown, Guyana, July 6, 2016 – Prime Minister, The Honourable Moses Nagamootoo yesterday received Senator The Honourable Chester Humphrey, President of the Senate of Grenada. Mr. Humphrey is also an outstanding veteran labour leader in the Caribbean and is General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL).
Prime Minister Nagamootoo expressed pleasure at reconnecting with Mr. Humphrey who he considers a colleague and friend, their professional and personal relationship extending to over 40 years.
Mr. Humphrey raised with Prime Minister Nagamootoo the issue of CCL’s accreditation with regard to the congress’ associate relationship with CARICOM and shared ideas as to the role the CCL could play in resolving labour related issues between governments and trade unions.
The labour leader also briefed Prime Minister Nagamootoo on the state of CCL’s finances and posited that the proposal that governments subsidize the operations of CCL is one which ought to be considered.
Mr. Humphrey also expressed regret that the Guyana Trades Union Congress lost membership status to CCL due to accumulated dues and wished to see this anomaly rectified.
Prime Minister Nagamootoo gave a commitment to consider the issues raised by Mr. Humphrey and explore ways in which the matters can be addressed.
Mr. Humphrey is in Guyana as a representative of the CCL attending the 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government or CARICOM.