Gov’t given week to engage union on ‘outstanding’ benefits for phone company workers

—before legal action pursued

Harold Shepherd

Pensioners and retirees of the former Guyana Telecommunications Corporation (GTC) and GTT, are threatening legal action against the government if they do not heed calls to pay over pension owed.

At a press conference held yesterday at the Guyana Postal and Telecommunication Workers Union (GPTWU), some of the union executives, who are former workers of GTC and Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), spoke about the issues that they were facing with getting their accurate pension amounts.

Union President, Harold Shepherd, told members of the media that the press conference was called for them to clarify issues which were raised by Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan. “He would’ve stated that as far as he’s aware, that the Government of Guyana has settled the issues as it relates to the former GTC/GTT employees as it relates to their pension and gratuity benefits”…..

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