BELCOGEN sues Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association for work stoppage

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Posted: Monday, February 21, 2022. 10:02 a.m. CST.

By Aaron Humes: Breaking Belize News understands that for the second time in as many weeks, a major company has sued a labor organization in connection with a work stoppage.

This time, Channel 7 News reported this morning, it is Belize Co-Generation Energy Limited (BELCOGEN), which is suing the Belize Sugar Cane Growers Association (BSCFA) and four cane growers over the week-long break in the cane season in late December and early January where farmers blocked the entrance to Tower Hill, preventing deliveries, in order to force millers to the table to sign an interim agreement for continue negotiations on a new trade agreement.

We understand that the lawsuit is being brought by Marine Parade Chambers and is claiming, similarly to the Port of Belize lawsuit against the Christian Workers’ Union (CWU), for loss of business related to the action. The estimated special damages amount to $564,926.

The BSCFA has, for its part, publicly stated that it is seeking compensation from the government in relation to its actions and we are told that it has obtained it.

Agriculture Minister Jose Mai reportedly told Channel 7 the case was “atrocious” and “unbelievable”, but it appears the government is responsible.

We will continue to monitor developments.


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