GPSU mobilizing on salary talks
Guyana Public Service Union said it is not waiting until December to begin salary negotiations. It has instructed union representatives to mobilize members in the event that Government does not agree to their demands.
The Guyana Public Service Union is again promising to resort to industrial action if Government fails to adequately address salary increases for public servants.
GPSU’s President Patrick Yarde at a press conference today(Wednesday September 10th 2014) said the union has dispatched a letter to Permanent Secretary of the Guyana Public Service Ministry – Hydar Ally, expressing the union’s condemnation and disgust with the Ministry’s undesirable and unacceptable conduct. The Union’s General Council met today.
Yarde said while a decision has been taken that industrial action could be the end result, he said the union still has to keep its membership informed along the way.
The GPSU President also said the executive came under fire from some members for their handling of negotiations with government on salary increases. He however said despite the critical feedback he does not see it affecting the union’s ability to mobilize its members if or when industrial action is taken.
The union earlier this year called off industrial action after a promise by Government to engage them on their demands.