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PPP supporters protest PM’s arrival at graduation ceremony

“Patterson as Gecom chairman cannot deliver!”. “Granger/ Moses can’t be trusted!”. “Granger wants to hijack Gecom!”. These are just some of the slogans while over 200 People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) supporters uplifted placards and took to the streets earlier Thursday  as Guyana’s Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo made his way to deliver the feature address at the Corentyne Comprehensive Secondary ...

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UG, unions stalemate block ‘back-pay’ for lecturers; non-academic staff to get pay-out

Support staff of the University of Guyana (UG) are set to receive a retroactive salary increase, but lecturers will have to wait for their ‘back-pay’ as the unions continue to reject efforts by the administration to include performance as a condition. “The administration’s arbitrary insistence on a performance element that applied to only one group of persons (lecturers) resulted in ...

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Submit outstanding grades or no salary increase, says UG Vice Chancellor; union boss says that will be “dishonesty”

University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said lecturers would first have to submit all outstanding grades as part of a new performance-driven criteria before they could receive salary increases for 2017, but President of the Workers Union (UGWU), Bruce Haynes said his union would have none of it. “That is performance criteria but it cannot be tied ...

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Pay offer to teachers “interim” ; Granger, GTU to meet

In the wake of a decision by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) to call a strike after salary negotiations collapsed, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the offer so far is “interim” and President David Granger wants to meet with union representatives next Monday. “The Honorable Minister of State further indicated that the meeting with the Minister of Education held ...

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BREAKING: Teachers to strike after salary talks break down

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Thursday said teachers would from next week take strike action after salary negotiations collapsed when Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry said government could not afford to pay teachers more than they are paying public servants. General Secretary of the GTU, Coretta Mc Donald told Demerara Waves Online News that thousands of teachers would next ...

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North West pupil wins Caribbean Tax Administrators essay competition

Sarah Fernandes a 14-year-old fourth form student of the North West Secondary School, Region One is the winner of the national level Caribbean Organisation for Tax Administrators (COTA) 5th Essay Competition 2017, the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) said Monday. Fernandes’ essay on the topic “If I were the head of my country’s Tax Administration, what would I do to increase ...

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UG executives’ salary increase hinges on Council appointment; ready to pay other staff next week

University of Guyana (UG) executive staff members will have to await the appointment of a Council before they are paid salary increases, but academic and non-academic staff can receive their six to eight percent salary hike by October 9. UG Registrar, Dr. Nigel Gravesande told Demerara Waves Online News that the executive staff members would not be paid until the ...

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