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A march from the University of Guyana (UG) to downtown Georgetown will mark the start of the fourth week of industrial action by workers of the tertiary institution. This is according to a joint statement issued by the Presidents of the University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and the University of Guyana Workers Union, Dr. Mellissa Ifill and Mr. Bruce Haynes, respectively. The Unions are also insisting that full strike action will continue indefinitely.The Unions have already secured police permission for the planned march which according to them is one intended to gain solidarity and to bring about further public awareness of the plight of lecturers and ancillary staff,Cheap China Jerseys, as well as students at the University.It is expected that the striking workers will assemble at the gates of the campus at 08:30 hours on Monday and commence marching by 09:00 hours. “All are strongly urged to come,Cheap Atlanta Braves Hoodies, including those who choose to work,” said Dr. Ifill who also noted that “we will have vehicles following for those who might want to take a rest.”The march will start north along Turkeyen road from UG to the railway embankment road, west along the railway embankment road to Sheriff Street; south along Sheriff Street to Sandy Babb Street; west along Sandy Babb Street into Vlissengen Road; South along Vlissengen Road to Brickdam and West along Brickdam to Manget Place (the Weslyan Bible College).EFFORTS TO RESOLVE CRISISAccording to the Unions, “we have and will continue to pursue all avenues to resolve this crisis.” The crisis,Cheap Nike Air Max 97 Shoes, which is being alluded to, is the failure of the University’s administration to honour a demand for a 60 per cent across the board increase and a subsequent 25 per cent across the board increase,Nike Air Max 2018 Mens Shoes, neither of which found favour with the Administration.The University had in fact offered the workers a five per cent increase for this year and 10 per cent for the following two years, an offer that the workers have rejected. Because of the continued strike action, Vice Chancellor Professor Opadeyi had withdrawn the offer and demanded that the workers return to work before further discussions are had.According to the statement Union leaders met twice with the Deputy Vice Chancellors, Dr. Elizabeth Ramlall and Dr. Barbara Reynolds in the absence of the Vice Chancellor.But according to the Unions, “both meetings however bore no fruit as the University’s position hadn’t changed. We are still being asked to return before negotiations can commence with an outer limit of June 30 proposed for the conclusion of negotiations. We could only reject that proposal.”Union executives also attended two meetings called by the University’s Student Society involving both the Unions and the Administration.  The UGSS wants classes to resume without delay and is concerned because students are operating in an atmosphere of extreme uncertainty. “Both parties apprised the students of their proposals for a return to UG’s version of normalcy (as the situation at UG can’t be described as normal!),Cheap Nike Air Max 90 Essential,” added the statement as he pointed out that “one proposal forwarded by the UGSS that staff found reasonable was the complete closure of the University for one week,NFL Jerseys Outlet, while both sides talked to each other and hopefully agreed terms of resumption.”The Unions had in fact sought the intervention of the Ministry of Labour to broker an agreement. But the Unions noted that “the bias of the Ministry as demonstrated in the statement by the Minister and the response to the Unions by the Chief Labour Officer is made even clearer with the revelation that at least two letters sent to the Unions by the Ministry and the Administration had been written jointly by the Ministry and the UG administration.”The Ministry has joined the call of the UG Administration for the workers to return to work before lending its support to continued negotiations.STRIKE RELIEF FUNDRAISING FOR UB STAFFMeanwhile, the Unions have started to mobilise resources to offer support primarily and in the first instance to University of Berbice staffers who are on strike “as this crisis appears headed for a long haul. We have already distributed over 110 food hampers to staff and will continue distribution on Tuesday. We have established an online ‘go fund me’ account (see link http://www.gofundme.com/UGACTION ). Staff members are asked to share this link and our bank account details listed below to all those in their email and social media networks so that those who wish to monetarily support our cause can do so.”Persons can make financial contribution to Account number: 654-084-3 at Republic Bank Guyana Limited situated at 38-40 Water Street, Robbstown, Georgetown, Guyana or contact them at telephone 592 226 4091 or Swift Code – RBBGLGYGG.According to the Unions, those who need letters to submit to financial and credit institutions, please email details. “We will provide those next week,” added the Union statement.“On Friday, the Unions ended the first week of our full-fledged strike and the third week of industrial action by staff at the University and we remain on full strike action for the next week barring a resolution of the industrial dispute. The support for the Unions’ call to withdraw our services until we are treated justly has been tremendous and we in the Executives are grateful for your support and guidance. Our message to the University’s administration should be clear by now – we will not resume our normal duties unless a decent offer is made. We also express our willingness to entertain an interim proposal and a firm timetable to complete all negotiations to resume normal operations. We are however not prepared to return to work with only an empty promise as happened in 2012,” the Unions have noted.The activities of the striking workers have included picketing outside the gates of the University and marching around the campus.  It is believed that of the 609 Turkeyen courses and the 128 Berbice campus courses to be taught, only about 80 plus are listed by the University as being taught (less than 12%). “I contacted several of the lecturers of some of the taught courses and was advised that some are practicum/practical aspects of the courses being done and no actual classroom instruction is being done. Others indicated that students aren’t turning up to the classes in any event. We urge all lecturers who are teaching to reconsider and join (rejoin) us as I know you agree that the overall conditions at UG are atrocious and must be remedied,” said Dr. Ifill.
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