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Parliamentary Committee to discuss pension for retired telecoms workers

Screen shot 2014-05-21 at 9.31.01 PMA special Parliamentary Committee will determine payment for retirees of the telephone company, GT&T.

Parliamentarian Trevor Williams with the Alliance for Change Party presented a petition for former employees of the Guyana Telecommunication Corporation who continued in service with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company and retired. The petition called for the retirees to be paid their just and due pension in accordance with the Pensions Act as enshrined in the Constitution.

The pensioners currently receive about $18, 000 a month. The Minister of Finance was asked to state the reason preventing the responsible agency from paying the correct pension that is just and due to pensioners; the petition also called on the Minister to say when the pensioners would get their money. Both sides of the House decided that the matter needed further discussion to arrive at a solution.

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