City Hall fails to pay em­ploy­ees’ NIS, other dues – Union

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Af­ter

strikes and pick­ets, the Ge­orge­town City Coun­cil has found re­sources to pay its em­ploy­ees for the month of Oc­to­ber with monies gar­nered from its amnesty, but the union, the Guyana Lo­cal Govern­ment Of­fi­cers Union (GLGOU), said the Coun­cil has failed to pay monies de­ducted from work­ers’ salaries to the Credit Union, the Guyana Rev­enue Author­ity and the Na­tional In­sur­ance Scheme.

As it re­lates to the Credit Union, the GLGOU said that “those monies are be­ing re­mit­ted from our salaries from since the month of May but so far we were made to un­der­stand that no money has been paid from since May. And you know around this time, the work­ers need their lit­tle ben­e­fits, lit­tle loans.”

Vice- Pres­i­dent of the union, Simp­son said retroac­tive monies are owed to work­ers for 2015, 2016 and 2017 and vis­its to the NIS dis­closed that his re­mit­tances were not paid for sev­eral years.

“Last week I been at the NIS and I re­ceive a state­ment in re­la­tion to my NIS con­tri­bu­tion and I was shock that years were miss­ing…like 2015, you might find 2017 miss­ing, 2014 miss­ing and they might end up pay­ing a 2016 money,” the Vice Pres­i­dent stated.

He noted that a let­ter will be dis­patched to the coun­cil shortly to have the is­sues ironed out.

Work­ers from the Pub­lic Health, Engi­neer, Mar­ket and the Trea­sury De­part­ments of City Hall rep­re­sented by the Guyana Lo­cal Govern­ment Of­fi­cers Union protested on Thurs­day and Fri­day over the non-pay­ment of monies for Oc­to­ber.

Their ac­tion saw work­ers re­ceiv­ing their monies on Fri­day last. It was dis­closed that the monies used to pay staff was gar­nered from busi­nesses via an on­go­ing amnesty.

The Amnesty, a pro­posal made by Fi­nance Chair­man at the Coun­cil, Os­car Clarke, was ap­proved on Novem­ber 15 by the Coun­cil and will run un­til De­cem­ber 15 aim­ing to cover pay­ments for the re­main­der of the year.

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