Full scale industrial action by workers disrupted essential services of the Georgetown Municipality
Essential services of the Georgetown Municipality were severely disrupted as workers today entered the first day of a full scale industrial action.
According to the workers union GLU, and the Guyana Local Government Officers Union, the attitude of the Town Clerk, the disrespect for the union, the officers deposit for the workers and untimely payment of salaries are some of the contentious issues.
And the workers today picketed outside of the council’s headquarters calling for the Town Clerk to leave office. They believe that the Town Clerk is not looking out for their best interests.
The unions said that repeated attempts were made to have the workers grievances resolved but the town Clerk has refused to meet with them.
And Deputy Mayor Patricia Chase-Greene is hoping for a speedy resolution to the matter but was concerned with statements attributed to the Town Clerk in sections of the press.
City Hall has been going through financial difficulties for quite awhile.