Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association also ready to sign

On the backdrop of the agreements signed this morning, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association is also ready to sign, even if it is under duress.

According to Ezequiel Cansino, the signing of the agreement with this new association came as a complete surprise to them, since no one has submitted any letter of resignation to the BSCFA board.

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vlcsnap-2015-01-16-07h43m14s52Ezequiel Cansino – BSCFA Chairman

“None of them have sent orders that they have resigned from BSCFA. 

What we are doing is trying to get with the least of cane farmers that they are representing.  I personally spoke with the Chairman of the SICB that I would like  to see that letter.  He said that he would provide me that letter.”

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Emanual Pech – Plus News

“When you get that letter, will those names by scratched off the list of the BSCFA?”

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Ezequiel Cansino

“Yes, of course.  We have to clean our list and have an updated one.”

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According to Ezequiel Cansino, though the executives of the BSCFA are wary of these new associations, it is not cause for great concern.

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Ezequiel Cansino

“At first, maybe we were waiting to get some concerns as Chairman, but up to now I think that it’s not much to worry about.  Only that we have to inform our farmers that they don’t have to go individually signing an agreement with BSI.  As long as they stay under BSCFA, BSCFA will ensure that the agreement we sign on behalf of them, by the Committee of Management, and we will continue  to see whatever benefits that we can get for them.”

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As for the Agreement that they will be signing, according to Ezequiel Cansino, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association intends to bring the agreement back to the negotiation table after three years.

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Ezequiel Cansino

“That this clause of three years is an opportunity for us to maybe dialogue or to have an opportunity to negotiate something better, maybe on that time when it comes.”

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Emanual Pech

“Is BSCFA still contemplating bringing it back to the table in three years?”

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Ezequiel Cansino

“Yes, we will try our best to do that, so as to negotiate on better terms for our farmers.”
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