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15 Aug 2018 | 04:21 AM UTC

Guyana: Teachers union to launch indefinite strike August 27

Guyana News Alert

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) announces it will begin an indefinite strike on August 27 before school terms resume on September 3

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/13/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/3/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Manaus). COUNTRY/REGION Guyana

Event

On Monday, August 13, the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) announced it would begin a strike on August 27 should negotiations with of Ministry of Education fail to yield appropriate results. The GTU has said that the strike will continue "until further notice," and could delay the new academic term set to begin on September 3. Associated protests are possible if the strike is held.

Context

The GTU and Ministry of Labor have been in long-running talks regarding wages, with the GTU rejecting a recent counter-offer by the government.

Advice

Individuals in Guyana should monitor the situation and avoid any potential protests as a precaution.

 

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