Tag Archives: Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC)

Trade unionists challenge representation on Constitutional Reform Commission

Two trade unionists from affiliates of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) are asking the High Court to stop the Constitutional Reform Commission (CRC) from carrying out its functions because the labour movement was not consulted about who should be the workers’ representative. Filed through their lawyer, Roysdale Forde, 2nd Vice President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Julian Cambridge ...

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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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Trades Union Congress calls on Labour Ministry to tackle several burning issues

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Tuesday welcomed the re-establishment of a Ministry of Labour and has already urged Minister of Labour Joseph Hamilton to tackle several burning issues. “We look forward to a good, meaningful, and productive working relationship with the Minister. Now that we have a return of a ministry it is therefore our expectation that the ...

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COVID-19: May Day march, rally cancelled

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has cancelled its Annual May Day March and Rally usually held on 1st May owing to COVID-19. May Day or the Workers’ Day is next Friday. The GTUC says, in keeping with the government’s guidelines and safety concerns about public gathering surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the umbrella labour organisation has taken a decision ...

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