The Guyana Public Service Union is now the official representative body for workers of the Guyana Revenue Authority.
Today, the GPSU and the GRA signed the Agreement for Recognition and Avoidance and Settlement of Disputes. The signing of the agreement cemented the GPSU as the recognised union for the GRA workers.
The GPSU is hoping that more workers from the GRA will sign on as members of the union since only 40% of the GRA’s workers are aligned to the union and therefore they will be the only ones to be represented by the union. The GRA has just over 1300 workers in its employ.
GRA Commissioner General, Godfrey Statia said it was a long and drawn-out process that led to the signing of the agreement.
“After many tries, we are here today and its a compliment of us working together to get things done”, he said as he offered congratulations to the Guyana Public Service Union.
GPSU President Patrick Yarde said he is grateful for the loyalty of the workers of the Guyana Revenue Authority as they stayed with the union throughout the negotiation that led to the agreement.
Mr. Yarde said the Guyana Public Service Union will be very professional and objective in its handling of issues related to its workers but it will put the interest of its members first.
The Chief Labour Officer welcomed the signing of the agreement and offered congratulations and best wishes to the two sides.