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Guyana: Concerns that treatment of workers by Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (part of Rusal) "does not reflect Rusal's commitment to the UN Global Compact"

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Company response
6 December 2010

Rusal response to concerns re its labour rights record in Guyana

Author: Rusal

We confirm that the Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc dismissed 57 people in 2009. The dismissal was completed in full compliance with the legislation of Guyana and The Ministry of Labour of Guyana were in proper time informed of the layoff. In relation to the allegations on our Subsidiary’s actions, please be informed as follows...

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6 December 2010

The Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc’s treatment of bauxite workers does not reflect Rusal’s commitment to the UN Global Compact

Author: Everall Franklin, MP, in Stabroek News [Guyana]

It is clear that Rusal when dealing with the Berbice bauxite workers did not take the Global Compact into consideration even against the background of being given a free pass to break Guyana’s laws by the PPP/C government. This letter seeks to remind Rusal as well as the United Nations of their obligations to agreements, whether voluntary or obligatory.

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