“Fed up” GPL employees down tools, protest paltry salary increases

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gplBlack out woes around the country may last longer than anticipated as employees of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) are presently staging a protest in front of the company, as they demand a better salary increase.

The workers were identified as specifically those who work in the transmission and distribution sector of the light company. These employees were described as the “back bone of the company” by its management representatives just last week.

Scores of employees expressed their anger that even though negotiations by the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NACIE) for a 15 per cent increase of their salaries were decreased to 8 percent, GPL is reportedly only inclined to allow a 2 per cent raise, which according to some is  “definitely unreasonable!”

Inews understands that the decision to stage a protest was made by the employees who were “absolutely fed up.”

Speaking to this online publication, the President of NAACIE, Kenneth Joseph explained that the workers are contending that they would return to work only if the Management of GPL is prepared to settle the wages controversy before the year is up.

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