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Daily Archives: August 20, 2018

“We don’t want a clash” with teachers; govt offering what it can afford- Granger

President David Granger on Monday virtually ruled out government making a higher pay offer and he appealed to teachers not to disrupt classes. “The Minister of Education is working towards an agreement. We don’t want a confrontation, we don’t want a clash. We value the service of teachers,” he said hours after the Guyana Teachers Union reconfirmed that an indefinite ...

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No cash strike relief but teachers still vow to abandon classrooms; GTU to seek legal advice on blocking salary deductions

As thousands of teachers prepare to go on strike for increased salaries and allowances, the Guyana Teachers Union’s (GTU) executive on Monday said the trade union could not afford to provide cash relief but would assist with foodstuff and other items. The issue of strike relief was raised at a meeting between the executive and hundreds of teachers at the ...

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Updated: Volda Lawrence is PNCR’s Chairwoman; Granger hails “clean” internal elections, party unity

Volda Lawrence clinched victory to become Chair of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), and at the end of the keenly contested race party leader David Granger  assured that the elections were free and fair. “The process might have been slow and difficult but it was clean and complete,” Granger, who is Guyana’s President, said in his charge to the newly-elected ...

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