Post Office Address Workers Union Concerns
The Post Office Corporation has expressed concern over the recent threat by the Guyana Postal & Telecommunication Workers’ Union to have its members take industrial action against the corporation. The union on Wednesday reported that its members have not seen an increase in wages and salaries for some time now which they believe is unreasonable.
Postmaster General, Henry Dundas during a press briefing noted that the corporation is not in a position at the moment to offer any increases to its workers.
Dundas highlights that some 60 percent of the corporation’s current revenue generation is spent on employee’s salaries and benefits while the remaining percentage goes towards other operating expenses of the company.
The postmaster general says the corporation has recognized its inability to offer better remuneration to its workers but has taken several steps to improve their working conditions.
The Post Office Corporation is reporting that for the last three years it has not been able to offer any increases to employees and has meet with the union on a monthly basis to address the many concerns raised by union members.