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GTU reacts to one of it’s members who took the Union to court over suspension – 20th Dec 2012

The Guyana Teachers Union today reacted to one of its members, who took the Union to court, following his suspension by the General Council of the Union.

President of the GTU, Collin Bynoe, said, the member action was aimed at bringing the Union into disrepute. He said, he was disgusted at the action of the disgruntled member, Milne Seymour. According to Bynoe, Seymour was given an opportunity to defend his self at the level of General Council.

Seymour representative of the GTU Plaisance branch said, the General Council suspended him from that position and is preventing him from performing his duties as Chairman and General Council Rep, even though a court order has been served on the Union.

Lance Baptiste, Executive Member of the Union said, the Union’s General Council is the highest decision making body and has done nothing wrong.

Seymour’s attorney, Dennis Paul, is contending that the General Council is in breach of the principles of natural justice and their action is null and void and of no effect. Bynoe said, that far from the truth.

He said he was a Presidential Candidate at the last GTU elections and because he challenged the elections in court he was shut out.

The matter concerning Seymour’s suspension will heard before Justice Brassington Reynolds on the 11th February next year.

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