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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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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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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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