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Tag Archives: Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU)

GTU, Education Ministry talks end in stalemate, as strike continues

Talks between the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and the Ministry of Education ended in a stalemate over the union’s demand for a 20-percent interim salary increase pending final negotiations and the need for a fixed timeframe for mediation, GTU President Mark Lyte said Monday. No date has been fixed for the two sides to meet in the presence of the ...

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Teachers Union wants interim pay increase, education ministry rules out talks under duress

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) is demanding a 20 percent interim pay increase before the teacher’s strike is called off to make way for the start of mediation, but the Ministry of Education on Wednesday said the union’s demand amounted to duress. “We wanted to include an interim payout to teachers before we resume school and have the situation normal ...

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Education ministry asks labour ministry to mediate in teachers’ strike

The Ministry of Education on Sunday declared a deadlock in salary talks with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and officially asked the Ministry of Labour to mediate between the two sides, one day before striking teachers were expected to take to the streets. “Pursuant to the provisions of the 1990 Memorandum of Agreement “the avoidance and settlement of disputes” between ...

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Attorney General still awaiting written High Court decision on teachers union case

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Wednesday said the State was yet to appeal High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon’s judgement in favour of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) because the written decision was yet to be provided, but with time running out he said the appeal would eventually have to be lodged. “You’d recall that the judge said that his judgement ...

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Teachers Union announces strike resumption from Thursday

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Tuesday announced that from Thursday May 9, 2024, teachers would be resuming strike to once again pressure government into negotiating increased salaries from 2019 t0 2023, a position that government has already rejected. “Because of the absence of collective bargaining, on the part of the government, the Ministry of Education to address the conditions under ...

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Teachers’ Union decides to resume strike but no date fixed

President of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), Dr Mark Lyte on Wednesday—Labour Day—said the union had decided to resume a strike to press for collective bargaining on a proposal for 2019-2023 but no date has been set. “What we are contemplating right now is about announcing a date f0r resumption of the strike action…We are not only contemplating it; a ...

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High Court decision is basis for workers to shut down country – lawyers

Lawyers associated with the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), who won a High Court case for the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), on May 1—Labour Day—called on workers to use that decision as the plank for street protests. GTU’s lawyer Darren Wade believed that workers could use Justice Sandil Kissoon’s decision that the 29-day ...

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High Court judge in GTU case was “presumptuous” – Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday said High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon was “presumptuous” to say in his recent decision in favour of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) that President Irfaan Ali’s meeting with teachers did not amount to collective bargaining. “In this case, he wasn’t doing anything illegal for the court to… but it’s presumptuousness to criticise the President, ...

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