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GTUC welcomes Labour Collage subvention with concerns

Apnu parlimentAfter a lengthy debate the National Assembly decided that the Critchlow Labour College will once again receive a government subvention subsequent to it being cut several years.

The resolution was passed on condition that the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) would have four members each on the board of the college. Objecting to the decision the GTUC is saying that while the body welcomes the government assistance it is not comfortable with the idea. President of the GTUC, Lincoln Lewis is convinced that the return of the subvention is a political stunt by the present administration.

GTUC is holding out that it has no problem with the other trade union but is more concerned with the principles which the Critchlow Labour College was built on and is being governed by.

The government before cutting funds to the institution made the claim that the funds were being mismanaged. The claim by the government then was disputed and is still being disputed by GTUC.

The motion passed in National Assembly for the Labour College to receive an annual subvention from the government was tabled by Alliance for Change Member of Parliament Trevor Williams.

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