THE Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has decided to embark on yet another country-wide strike and is prepared to head to court should the government take legal action as it believes its decision is within the law.
During a previous press engagement, the GTU had given Minister with Responsibility for Labour, Keith Scott, a seven-day ultimatum to rescind his appointment of University of Guyana (UG) Professor, Dr. Leyland Lucas, as Chairman of the arbitration panel. Receiving no word that this was done, the GTU organised another press conference on Wednesday in collaboration with the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG).
“Today, being the seventh day, we indicated that thereafter the union will be proceeding on industrial action. In fact, we will be calling our members out for the second time to be engaged in strike action,” the GTU President Mark Lyte announced. The date on which this will commence is yet to be announced by the GTU.