Enhanced minimum wage, tax reform needed now – FITUG

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) says for too long  Guyana’s working-class has been carrying the tax burden as such it wishes for the New Year that government facilitates “necessities” such as an improved national minimum wage and tax reform.

“Reform here must [cover] the widest spectrum of the nation’s work-force,” the grouping said in a press release.

Lawmakers should also consider improving hire purchase legislation safety and local government reform. “True local democracy resides in the communities’ authority and creativity to truly manage their own affairs daily.

Central government must provide some amount of administrative and financial support bolstered by national policies,” FITUG further stated. The union reiterated that local government reform and elections are needed now.

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