The Union representing the country’s thousands of teachers have finally come to an agreement with the Government, staving off a protest that threatened to cripple the entire public service. Increases were agreed to for 2016 and 2018.
Following hours of meeting today between the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and the Ministry of Education, it was agreed that teachers will receive a 12 and 8 percent increase for 2016, depending on the class of teacher, and an 8 percent increase for 2018.
A joint statement from the Ministry of Education is below:
The Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) met on Friday, October 12, 2018, to consider the offer relating to salary increases.
Having considered the new information provided, which included salary benefits for all scales of teachers ranging from TS1 to TS19 and Special and non-salary benefits, the two parties concluded discussions and have committed to the implementation of the agreement. The three-year 2016 – 2018 agreement will be signed in the new week.
There was an amicable settlement for the matter not to proceed to arbitration.