UG unions appeal to Department of Labour over wage talks

Professor Ivelaw Griffith

The University of Guyana (UG) unions have called on the Department of Labour to intervene in its wage dispute with the university’s administration, claiming that management is employing delay tactics to impose their increase on workers.

In a statement issued yesterday, the University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU), together with the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA), indicated that workers have rejected the administration’s attempt to delay meeting with the bodies.

It was related that management is attempting to meet with the unions just a few days before the end of this semester, although they, via a memo, had told staff that the increases will be paid before the university closes on December 21, for this Christmas break…..

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