UG, unions for meeting on January 8

After continuous back and forth between the Administration of the University of Guyana and its two Unions – University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) and University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) – an agenda has been agreed for discussions on wages for 2018 and for a meeting that will be held on January 8.

This pronouncement was made by President of the UGSSA Jewel Thomas, who said that they were able to come to the decision after the Department of Labour of the Ministry of Social Protection mediated a meeting.

Over the last months, the UG Administration and Unions have been at loggerheads after they were not able to decide on an agenda to discuss at their meeting. Thomas had noted that the Unions were proposing discussions for an increase to wages and salaries for 2018, but the Administration was only willing to facilitate the talks unless the discussion of wages and salaries came along in a package that included other parameters including work load policy and performance management system among others…..