“Anybody would be grateful for a small freck” –PPP supports 5 – 8% salary increase

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By Kurt Campbell

General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee leads a protest in front of Parliament earlier in the year.
General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee leads a protest in front of Parliament earlier in the year.

[www.inewsguyana.com] –Following the rejection of the government announced wages and salaries increases for 2014 by the main Opposition, General Secretary of the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee has come out in support of the 5 to 8 percent offer; saying it is what can be afforded.

“Once it is an increase by the government the PPP supports it,” Rohee told Reporters this morning, Monday December 01 even as he reminded that the administration is anything but anti – working class.

He sought to assure workers that if the government could have afforded a larger increase it would have been granted.

“Everything has to do with affordability. If government could afford more they would have given more,” he said; adding that, “Don’t believe there are just a few people that sit in a smoke filled black room that plot that no we not going to give 10 percent we will give 8 percent.”

Opposition Leader David Granger at the weekend rejected the increase; saying it is another arbitrary imposition of another paltry ‘freck’ on public servants salaries.

To this end, Rohee said “anybody would be grateful for a small freck.” The increase range from 5% to 8% for over 20,000 Public Servants and Members of the Disciplined Forces, retroactive to January 1, 2014.

A media release from the Office of the President stated that, “in-keeping with the Government of Guyana’s commitment to provide these increases, Public Servants and Members of the Disciplined Forces earning above $50,000 monthly wages and salaries as of December 31, 2014 are being granted an across the board increase of 5%, while those earning less than $50,000 monthly as at December 31, 2013 would be receiving 8% across the board increase, retroactive to January 1, 2014.”

 The release added that teachers earning less than $50,000 monthly as of December 31, 2013 are being granted an additional 3% across the board increase, in addition to the 5% increase.

 Government says this is in keeping with the multi-year agreement concluded “with their Union, bringing their total increase to 8%, retroactive to January 1, 2014.”

11 COMMENTS

  1. Burnham entered the black hole of no return.
    He is worst off than jail.
    Besides jail is for people like you.
    We control things and have the keys to your jail cell.

  2. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT WILL PLEASE APNU? CERTAINLY NOT THE 8 TO 10 PERCENT, WHICH THEY NOW DESCRIBE AS A SMALL FRECK.30 PER CENT IS WORSE.THAT WOULD BE PPP/C ELECTIONEERING WITH TAXPAYERS’ MONEY! IT’S NOW ELECTION TIME AND GUYANESE MUST REMEMBER HOW GENEROUS APNU [THEN CALLED PNC] WAS IN THE PAST WITH WORKERS. THEY DID NOT GIVE THEM THE PROMISED INCREASE TO 14 DOLLARS A DAY. INSTEAD THEY GAVE THE WORKERS SOMETHING MUCH BETTER- THOUSANDS OF SQUARE MILES OF LAND[ ESSEQUIBO]. WHAT DID THE FAWNING SYCOPANTS CALLED UNION LEADERS DO ABOUT IT? THESE LEADERS STOOD BEFORE THE CROWD AND SHOUTED “ESSEQUIBO! ESSEQUIBO! ESSEQUIBO! WE WANT ESSEQUIBO! WE DO NOT WANT 14 DOLLARS A DAY! APNU, REST YUSELF AND REPENT AND THANK GOD FOR THE PPP/C GOVT WHICH IS GIVING A YEARLY INCREASE TO WORKERS.

  3. Your attitude sucks.
    I hope the Indian people are not looking forward for people like you to rule over them again.

  4. how dare you
    Rohee. When you PPP/C MP and your families getting 50% percent increases. You are a real insult to Guyanese people. I do not have enough negative adjectives to describe you, you pomppas ass hole

  5. When Burnham was ruling the GDF were sleeping in wooden ammunition crates!
    Now they are well equipped and housed in decency.

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