As some teachers, backed by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), began to strike today, the government used the opportunity to remind of the many advancements made in the education sector, including in the lives of educators.
GTU’s Mark Lyte has informed media operatives that the union is prepared to support the teachers in their strike, until their demands are addressed.
The GTU had initially shared that the strike would last for two weeks. Today, protest actions were held at various locations across the country, including outside of the Ministry of Education’s office in Georgetown.
The main demand of teachers is for better pay. While public servants were given a 6.5 per cent wage increase, which teachers benefitted from, they are demanding more.
Through various GTU spokespersons, the teachers admitted that non-salary issues are being addressed by the government.
Meanwhile, today, the government’s information arm, the Department of Public Information, published the following report, highlighting the advancements made in the education sector from August 2020 to date.