Region 9 Deep South teachers, public servants upset salaries to be paid into Lethem bank

—will have to travel hundreds of km to get paid

A directive that they open bank accounts in order to receive their salary has upset teachers and other public servants in the Deep South Rupununi, some of whom would have to travel over 200 km and pay about a third of their salary in transportation costs just to get their money from the bank in Lethem.

“We are all frustrated here,” one worker told Stabroek News, echoing the sentiments of others in the remote Region Nine area. Several public service workers who spoke with Stabroek News requested that their names not be published because they feared victimization. “Most of us feel we cannot afford this,” …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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