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Guyana not yet ready for local law school- Legal Education Council

Guyana is not yet ready to establish the proposed Joseph Haynes Law School because the Caribbean Council of Legal Education (CLE) has found a number of gaps in the feasibility study, Council Chairman Senior Counsel Reginald Armour said. He told reporters that the CLE could not give its full stamp of approval because a number of questions have surfaced from ...

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Teachers union ready to reopen pay negotiations with President

As thousands of teachers intensified a strike into the third day of the new school year, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) on Wednesday said it was ready to reopen negotiations if President David Granger called them to the table. “We will be willing to meet with the President or a delegates body to have thus thing fast-tracked because I realise ...

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Finance Ministry should be formally involved in all salary negotiations for teachers- Former GTU President

As a strike by government-employed teachers dragged into its second week, former President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Colwyn King believes the time has come for formal provision to be made for the involvement of the Finance Ministry in negotiations for increased salaries and allowances. “That old, antiquated sort of agreement should go out the door and you should ...

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Junior Labour Minister apologises for calling striking teachers “selfish and uncaring”

As the Ministry of Education hopes to get the Guyana Teachers Union back to the mediation table and break an almost two-week old strike, Junior Labour Minister Keith Scott on Tuesday apologised for calling the educators “selfish and uncaring”. In fact, Scott even went further by calling the now seven-day old industrial unrest “legitimate”. “I would like to offer my sincerest ...

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Striking teachers abandoned classrooms countrywide while others remained on the job

Numerous teachers across Guyana stayed away from classrooms at government-run schools, even as the Ministry of Education deployed scabs comprising retired and trainee teachers to cushion the impact of a strike that has entered the second week to press demands for increased salaries. In other schools, some or all of the teachers ignored the call for industrial action by the ...

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Education Ministry refuses to go to arbitration in exchange for calling off strike

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) Wednesday afternoon failed in its bid to get government’s Labour Department to agree to send the long-running pay dispute to arbitration. “We are willing to call the strike off tonight if they agree to our terms,” said union General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald after the one-hour long talks. Asked if the GTU was still willing ...

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