PPP’s manifest destiny and the death of power-sharing
Hinds’Sight – By Dr. David Hinds – November 1, 2015
THE strike by GAWU this past week is instructive. It has nothing to do with industrial concerns; it couldn’t. The new government has done everything to assure sugar workers. It has continued to subsidise the ailing industry. It has not treated workers of its own constituency half as nicely, yet GAWU called a strike ostensibly to protest the delay in wage talks. The PPP has made clear its intention to crucify this government, and it intends to use its influence in the sugar and rice industries to fulfil this objective.
For me, this strike is another nail in the coffin of the much-anticipated power-sharing Government of National Unity. Continue reading