Labour Unions Start With a March But End in Separation
The annual May Day Parade on Sunday started as a march in solidarity with the various labour unions marching through several streets of Georgetown but ended with separation. This time about three rallies were held.
The Guyana Teachers Union did not participate in either the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana or the Guyana Trade Union Congress’s rally since both unions disagreed on holding one rally at the teachers union’s ground.
President Bharrat Jagdeo while addressing workers of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana at the National Park assured workers that his administration is committed to increase earning for workers.
According to the president his administration has always listened to workers and respects their struggles especially when it comes to owning their own homes.
Jagdeo has also urged the labour movement to follow the steps of the Guyana Teachers Union who recently inked a multiyear deal with the government to ensure that their member’s concerns are addressed.