GTUC Protests Against What They Call, The Unfair Treatment Of Public Servants
Members of the Guyana Trades Union Congress today staged a peaceful picketing exercise in front of the Office of the President demanding that the Government be more respectful of workers’ rights.
The union’s calls are in light of a matter involving sacked OP employee Marcelle Joseph, who more than two weeks ago was dismissed for allegedly leaking information out to the press on the purchase of some laptop computers for the Government’s one laptop per family program.
President of the GTUC Norris Witter said that the unfair treatment of public servants seems to be the order of the day for the administration and this can no longer be tolerated.
Witter said that the union can only assume that Joseph was wrongfully accused since she was not given a hearing. Joseph has since denied disclosing any information to the press. The GTUC plans to continue its protests on the matter, until the end of the week.