‘My Gov’t is listening’ – Pres. Granger says door to his office always open
President David Granger Tuesday declared that his Government is “listening” and that the door to his office remains open to all Unions working in the interest of workers across Guyana, a Ministry of the Presidency (MoTP) statement said.
He also noted that the days of confrontation are over. President Granger made his rounds to Unions across the country in observation of Labour Day 2018.
Speaking to the media after one of his visits, the President reiterated his Government’s support for the process of consultation, cooperation and collaboration in the interest of the working population.
“We have passed through the age of confrontation. We are now in the age of cooperation and collaboration. I have worked with the GTU, I have worked for the GPSU, and I will work with any Union,” the Head-of-State said is quoted as saying.
President Granger recalled that he even met with the Guyana Agricultural and Commercial Workers’ Union (GAWU) earlier in the year.
“It is probably the first time that I have sat face to face with members of sugar unions. The important thing is that the future of Guyana is in the hands of the workers and also of the Government and civil society. This Government is a listening Government, this Government is learning and this Government is a caring Government,” President Granger is quoted in the statement.
He added, “I will continue to speak with the unions. No union leader can feel that the doors of the Presidency will be closed.”
Noting that a proposal with a list of recommendations to improve the lives of Teachers’ is before the Cabinet and the Ministry of Finance, the President said that the Government remains committed to building a stronger relationship with the GTU and will work together to confront any challenges, which may arise.
Among the Unions visited are the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Guyana Local Government Officers Union (GLGOU), Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), Guyana Postal and Telecommunication Workers’ Union (GPTWU) and the Clerical and Commercial Workers’ Union (CCWU).