UG, Minibus Union ink agreement

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The University of Guyana (UG) and the United Minibus Union-UG Turkeyen Branch (UMU-UGTB) have inked a three-year agreement for the Union to provide mini bus service for staff and students from the Turkeyen campus to Georgetown and the East Coast of Demerara.

The agreement was signed by Registrar of the University Dr Nigel Gravesande and President of the United Minibus Union Mr Eon Andrews.

In a statement, UG said the agreement caters for the provision of the bus service by the 47 registered Route 44 bus drivers who ply the Georgetown/Turkeyen route, from 7:00hrs to 21:30hrs, Monday to Friday, and 7:00hrs to 18:30hrs on Saturdays.

The current fare for that route is $120 per person.

Meanwhile, the drivers who ply the Turkeyen to Mahaica route will operate from 16:30hrs to 21:30hrs from Monday to Friday.

The current national fare structure applies to villages along that route.

According to the agreement, the UG-sticker must be prominently displayed on each bus and drivers and conductors are required to wear the t-shirts and caps provided by the Union and adhere to the Code of Conduct agreed to by both parties at the signing.

Meanwhile, buses not registered with the UMU-UGTB will be restricted from entering the campus.

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