PRESS RELEASE ENMORE MARTYR’S DAY, 2007 People's National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana. Friday, June 15, 2007











PRESS RELEASE

ENMORE MARTYR’S DAY, 2007

On the 59th Anniversary of the Enmore Martyrs Day, the People’s National Congress Reform joins the rest of the nation in commemorating the Martyrdom of Harry, Puran, Lallabajee, Rambarran and Surujbally whose memory serve as a reminder of the role that they themselves and other workers have played in the development of Guyana.

Their struggle has become a national symbol around which workers and all Guyanese can rally and be inspired by. Indeed, when the then Prime Minister, Mr. L.F.S. Burnham unveiled the monument in 1976, he made the following observation:

“And now, Comrades, we have surveyed a wide field historically and chronologically. We have moved from 1596 to 1976; we have noted what our Amerindian Brothers have done and how they suffered; we have noted what our Black Brothers have done and how they suffered; we have noted what our Indian Brothers have done and how they suffered. Therefore, let us forget Amerindian, Black and Indian; let us say we have noted what the Guyanese people have suffered to reach this state.”

The observance of Enmore Martyrs Day coincides with a critical period in the life of the Guyana Labour Movement. The movement is disunited and the struggle for a living wage by public sector workers has been intensified. The rights of workers are under threat and the political environment does not appear friendly to the full development of all workers and their unions. Nevertheless, the People’s National Congress Reform will continue to work for a unified Labour Movement and continue the just struggle for all of the workers of this country.

The PNCR, therefore, takes this opportunity of Commemoration and Remembrance to remind the nation that the rights of the workers and their unions must once again be a priority on the National Agenda

People's National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Friday, June 15, 2007