President David Granger, yesterday, declared that the door to his office remains open to all Unions working in the interest of all workers across Guyana, even as he noted that the days for confrontation are over. The President reiterated his Government’s support for the process of consultation, cooperation and collaboration in the interest of the working population.
The President was at the time speaking to media operatives at the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), where he paid a visit for the ‘May Day’ or ‘Labour Day’ celebrations.
“We have passed through the age of confrontation. We are now in the age of cooperation and collaboration. I have worked with the GTU, I have worked for the GPSU, and I will work with any Union. I met, as you know very well, early this year with GAWU [Guyana Agricultural and Commercial Workers’ Union] and it is probably the first time that I have sat face to face with members of sugar unions. The important thing is that the future of Guyana is in the hands of the workers and also of the Government and civil society. This Government is a listening Government, this Government is learning and this Government is a caring Government. I will continue to speak with the unions. No union leader can feel that the doors of the Presidency will be closed,” he said.