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– GPL workers stage protest to oppose 2% wage increaseWorkers from the Guyana Power and Light (GPL),Cheap NFL Jerseys China, Transmission and Distribution Department, an important aspect of the company, yesterday staged a striking action in front of GPL’s office on Main Street, Georgetown.Workers striking yesterday.The reason for the strike was because the company had notified the workers that their wages would only be increased by two per cent. This, according to the workers, is not acceptable and they would not stand for it.This striking comes at a time when Guyanese would need electricity the most. According to a National Association of Agricultural,China NFL Jerseys, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) Union representative,Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping, persons can expect a black Christmas if nothing is resolved. The workers would not be working until the matter is resolved.Ceon Morgan, one of the union representatives, said,Jerseys NFL Wholesale China, “The transmission and distribution section is the backbone of the company because any operation that has to be done by the transmission and distribution workers such as when poles fall down is critical. We are the people who have to put it back in operation and ensure power is restored”.The workers said that the company wants to increase labour hours for the same amount of money. Negotiations by NAACIE were for the workers to have a 15% increase of their salaries. The increases sought were decreased to 11% and later to 8%.Workers were told that GPL is reportedly only inclined to allow a two per cent raise. This,NFL Jerseys Cheap, according to the workers, is very unreasonable. The workers are fed up with being treated in this way; as such this is the main reason for the strike.“What we get is what we work for”, the workers said. The workers reported that the Management promised to pay them a competitive wage increase. How is two per cent a competitive wage increase,Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic, they questioned.They are the ones that manage the national power grid on a 24-hour basis. They said that the increase does not cater for the increased cost of living.Workers from West Berbice joined the workers on Main Street yesterday saying that it is really ridiculous for GPL to only give them a two per cent wage increase.The workers are calling on the relevant authorities to intervene on their behalf.According to NAACIE President,Cheap Jerseys From China, Kenneth Joseph, “Whenever the workers feel to stop the strike, it is their decision. It is not a strike that the union called; it was the workers who took matters into their own hands”.
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