Judge proposes mediation to settle dispute between Government and striking teachers; AG asks for 24hrs to consider

High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon, has proposed the initiation of a Court appointed mediation process that would allow for the Government and the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) to meet and discuss the ongoing dispute that has resulted in a nationwide strike by teachers over their salaries. The intention is to resolve the matter, and ultimately […]

Education International threatens to report Government UN Labour Organization over its handling of strike by teachers

The Global Union Federation of Teachers, Education International, has described the Guyana Government’s posture on the ongoing strike by teachers as “deeply concerning”, and has threatened to report the Government’s inaction to the United Nations Labour Organization. In a statement, the international organisation also expressed its disappointment regarding the lack of acknowledgment or response to […]

Nationwide strike by teachers enters 4th week; More schools facing empty classrooms

The nationwide strike by teachers entered its fourth week this morning, with more schools seeing both teachers and students staying away. While Government officials have been busy over the past week with an energy conference and the ongoing CARICOM Meeting, teachers across the country have remained on the picket line while using both of those […]

Judge issues conservatory orders blocking government from cutting salaries of striking teachers

By Svetlana Marshall In what could be seen as a major win for the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), the High Court this afternoon granted two Conservatory Orders restraining the Government from cutting the salaries of striking teachers, and also blocking the Administration from moving ahead with a decision to discontinue the deduction of union dues […]

Figueira urges Government to meet with GTU on salary increases and other outstanding issues

High School teacher and Opposition Member of Parliament, Jermaine Figueira, made a passionate plea the Government today to meet with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) to address the concerns of the nation’s teachers, who are in their third week of strike action. As he addressed scores of teachers, students and parents in Linden this morning, […]

Teachers continue strike action with protest close to Energy Conference venue

Teachers across the country continued to stay away from their classrooms in large numbers today as their strike action entered its third week. Across the country, teachers gathered in large numbers and hosted protest marches. In Georgetown, hundreds of teachers and their supporters moved into the Kingston area, close to the Marriott Hotel, where the […]

Young Calypsonian disqualified from competition over cost-of-living song; Education Ministry defends decision

The Ministry of Education’s Allied Arts Unit has confirmed that it disqualified a young singer in the Children’s Mashramani Calypso competition, declaring that the calypso piece did not follow the rules of the competition. The song about the cost of living and the recent 6.5% salary increase for public servants has become a hit on […]

GTU meets with other trade unions and picks up support as strike action by teachers continue

The President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Mark Lyte today said the Union is preparing for an “indefinite” strike action, with the backing of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and other affiliates, even as it mulls Court action in wake of the Government’s refusal to negotiate salary […]