TUC rejects terms for restoration of labour college subvention

-after National Assembly agrees to include FITUG members on board

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) yesterday repudiated the terms of a consensus agreement in the National Assembly for the restoration of the annual subvention to the Critchlow Labour College (CLC), which had been cut by the government eight years ago over accountability concerns.

Contending that the opposition had been duped by the government, GTUC General Secretary Lincoln Lewis told a press conference yesterday at TUC headquarters on Woolford Avenue that the union movement was “not prepared to sell its rights to the government or to any other.”

Following a heated debate on Thursday in Parliament on a motion for the restoration of the CLC subvention, the opposition agreed with a government proposal for the TUC’s rival, the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) to have the same …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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