The recently inked multi-year remuneration package between the Education Ministry and the Guyana Teachers’ Union is yet to be realised and the union is hoping that the 5 percent retroactive pay increase can be paid this month end.
GTU’s President Colin Bynoe said teachers have not yet received the increase since the union was told by the Education Ministry that it was not included in last year’s budget.
The Guyana Teachers Union is also in the process of reviewing the new agreement that was signed with the Education Ministry as the two are expected to meet later this year.
The memorandum of understanding that was sealed between the GTU and the Education Ministry in April 2011 caters for annual salary increases for teachers, incentives for improved academic qualifications, duty-free concessions and University of Guyana scholarships among other benefits.
But over the years the school system has seen a significant number of senior teachers leaving the country as they seek better paying jobs in other countries.