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Teachers’ Union buckles to government’s multi-year pay hike timeframe

After a more than 70-day long teachers’ strike for pay talks to first consider 2019-2023, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) caved in on government’s long-held position that the multi-year agreement begin from 2024, according to statements from both sides. The GTU said in a statement that it presented a new proposal from 2024 to 2026. “This was based on consultations ...

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Opposition Leader frowns on gov’t’s impending appeal of High Court ruling on teachers’ strike

Opposition Leader, Aubrey Norton on Saturday disagreed with the Guyana government’s intention to appeal a High Court decision that deemed the recent 29-day strike by teachers “lawful and legitimate” because the administration had rebuffed every effort by the union to negotiate increased salaries. “We note that the government has announced its intention to appeal the High Court’s ruling “to the ...

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