No new offers put forward by GTU – Pres. Granger

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DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

President David Granger this morning said contrary to media reports, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has not put forward any new offers.
He was speaking following the accreditation of the Chilean ambassador at State House.

The president said it was agreed at Monday’s meeting that government would consult with the Finance Ministry regarding affordability, while the Union agreed to consultation with its executives.

Many of the issues raised by the GTU after Monday’s meeting were not raised during the meeting, President Granger noted.
The president said it was government’s belief that the appointment of the arbitrator, among other matters, was already settled.

He noted, however, that if the GTU so desires, the matters can be addressed at another meeting of the two sides.
Government has proposed a 10 per cent increase for 2017 and eight per cent for 2018.

Stacy Carmichael.