Daily Archives: Monday, 1 May 2023, 17:01

FITUG calls for increase in private sector minimum wage to cushion impact of rising cost of living

Last Updated on Monday, 1 May 2023, 17:01 by Denis Chabrol Faced with an estimated 12 percent increase in cost of living, the Federation of Independent Trades Unions of Guyana (FITUG) on Monday- Labour Day- asked the government to increase the private sector minimum wage to GY$81,000 per month. “As an interim measure, to assist our lower earning workers, the ...

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GTUC asks Parliamentarians to push for new laws including supermajority passage of National Budgets

Last Updated on Monday, 1 May 2023, 15:51 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Monday- May 1- urged parliamentarians to pass several new laws that will force the government and the opposition to work together for the approval of National Budgets by a supermajority, and involve civil society in national decision-making. Addressing the 2023 May Day ...

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OPINION: Labour Day Challenge for Tripartite Dialogue in the National Interest

Last Updated on Monday, 1 May 2023, 9:06 by Denis Chabrol By Samuel J. Goolsarran Social dialogue is integral to the labour industrial relations systems. Tripartite labour advisory bodies have been common features in the system of industrial relations in the Caribbean both through legislation and practice since colonial times. They are established to deal largely with national labour policy ...

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Deported 20 years ago, Guyana-born Brooklyn man’s extraordinary fight to return reaches an end

Last Updated on Monday, 1 May 2023, 8:46 by Denis Chabrol Reproduced from Gothamist By Matt Katz Published May 1, 2023 at 6:01 a.m. Lorenzo Charles, born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, was deported in 2003 following what he described as a wrongful conviction for attempted burglary. That should have been the end of Charles’ American story, as it ...

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