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Daily Archives: September 21, 2016

Regional tech-voc education authority frowns on importation of workers

by Abigail Semple Chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities (CANTA), Dr. Wayne Wesley said on Wednesday that there should be no need for the importation of workers. Wesley spoke at the launching of Accreditation to Award Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ). The CVQ is a CARICOM approved award that comes under Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) ...

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Govt defending pay increase offer; labour says green economy is more than green paint, planting trees

Amid public servants’ continued disappointment with government’s one to 10 percent final pay offer for 2016, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said the increase being offered signals it commitment to improving the lives of the working poor. However, General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis gave the 16-month old David Granger-led administration low marks for its relations ...

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Broadcasting Authority Chairman calls Tony Vieria “abusive and obstructionist”

A major conflict has surfaced in the board Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), even as that regulatory entity prepares to address the granting of several licenses by the Jagdeo-led administration and prepares to grant ones before next year. In a statement issued by GNBA Chairman, Leonard Craig, he labeled fellow board member, Anthony Vieria “obstructionist.” “Despite his abusive and obstructionists ...

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ILO helps Guyana develop new Occupational Safety and Health Policy

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is assisting Guyana in crafting a new policy on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) aimed at preventing workplace injuries and fatalities, the Ministry of Social Protection announced Wednesday. The draft was presented to stakeholders including the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), the Federation of Independent Trade Unions (FITUG), the Consultative Association of Guyanese Industries (CAGI) ...

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