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GPSU believes that the Government is preparing to hijack the negotiation process – 20th Nov 2012

The Guyana Public Service is a disappointed union this evening after repeated attempts to negotiate better remuneration for its members, talks with the Permanent Secretary of  the Public Service Ministry failed to address the issue.

At a press briefing today President of the GPSU, Patrick Yarde said, the last meeting  which was held on the 12th of November was a total waste of time. He said, the union is of the opinion that the Government is again preparing itself to hijack the negotiation process and once again unilaterally impose an unrealistic award on public servants.

Over the past 17 years, the Government has resorted to salary imposition rather than discussing the issue with the union, but the union is saying that they are willing to give the Donald Ramotar administration a fair chance to resolve the issue.

The GPSU is proposing a 25% increase across the board. The union said, that they also want the Government to review the travelling allowances of its members.

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