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Workers continue their industrial action demanding better salaries from GPL. – 28th Feb 2013

gpl2For the second straight day, non-management staff at Guyana’s lone power company, GPL, downed tools and protested in front of the Main Street office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister’s office.

At issue, is the Union’s rejection of a proposed increase in wages and salaries by the Company’s management and also the breach of a collective bargaining agreement.

Spokesman for the workers, Michael Brown, told Capitol News, what GPL is proposing is unfair.

Brown said, while the non-management worker takes home just over 250 US dollars per month, the Power company pays its management staff some exorbitant salaries.

Naacie’s General Secretary, Kenneth Joseph said, what the Union is demanding, is fair.

He said also protests will continue, until the striking staff agree for a call off.

Today members of the Board of Directors held a closed door meeting. A source close to the Board said the management meeting was to strategize since the company continues to lose revenues, due the closure of all its financial offices.

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