The Guyana Public Service Union is calling an important meeting with members of the Public Service Cooperative Credit Union, following several complaints about the current operations of the credit union.
The meeting is set for Thursday from 4:45pm at the GPSU headquarters.
The credit union is currently under the management of a committee that was put in place by the Department of Cooperatives. That takeover of the management was as a result of the Credit Union’s management team being accused of keeping poor records and failing to manage the body properly.
The management has always denied the accusations.
Today, GPSU President Patrick Yarde, said now members of the Credit Union are complaining about the quality of service now being made available to them and the length of time it is taking for them to access their own special savings.
He said “the present operations of the GPSCCU require members to wait two and three days to receive withdrawals from their personal savings, while members from out of town have to travel repeatedly to Georgetown when trying to apply for and access loans. These experiences have resulted from backward actions taken, which apart from being unenlightened, are also insensitive to the circumstances of members”.
According to the Union President, the complaints have become many and that warrants the union’s intervention in the matter. He said many members are also complaining about being denied loans at the Credit union.
“The current pressures brought upon the members have resulted in some opting to resign from the credit union, even though the GPSU, has repeatedly tried to encourage them against this option”, he said.
There was an attempt by the ousted management of the union to get the Court to reinstate them, but that effort failed and the Ministry’s management committee remains in place.