The elections for the Guyana Public Service Union could take place as early as Thursday following a decision of a High Court judge to discharge an injunction, which blocked the holding of the elections.
In a statement last evening, the GPSU said The Elections Officer has been advised that the Union is now free to proceed with the Elections.
The Elections Officer and supporting personnel are working to hold the Elections on Thursday 27thApril, 2017. The General Secretary has issued a Circular calling on all members to vote in the elections.
The elections were originally schedule for Monday but were blocked by an injunction. That injunction had been granted following an application by the GGMC branch representative of the union over concerns about the union’s financial records.
After hearing submissions by the Union’s Attorney-at-Law, Mr. Roysdale Forde and relying on evidence produced by the Union, the injunction was tossed and the way cleared for the elections to move ahead.
Several members of the GPSU have been making moves to object to the reelection of Patrick Yarde as the union’s president. Mr. Yarde is running for the position once again, even after serving in it for 30 years.