Government, trade unions in budget consultations 

Members of the government during the budget consultation exercise

In his introductory remarks to the Trade Union representatives gathered at the ACCC, Prime Minister Phillips welcomed the Unions and indicated that the Government welcomed the opportunity to receive suggestions, comments and other inputs from the Trade Unions on matters of interest and importance in order to inform Government policies in crafting Budget 2024. He also thanked the Unions for their cooperation and interest in engaging with Government on behalf of the workers they represent.

Dr. Singh, while delivering remarks reiterated Government’s commitment to sustained improvements in the lives of the working people of Guyana. He also outlined the various initiatives already implemented by Government since resuming office and emphasized Government’s commitment to continued engagements with the Unions and other stakeholders as the country navigates this period of rapid transformation.   He also reiterated Government’s intention of reaching each and every citizen on the ground in a manner that brings Government to the people, and not just making decisions through representative organizations.

Members of several trade union bodies and government after the budget consultation exercise

“We have increased job opportunities, invested heavily in the macro economy and we continue to ensure that we maintain macro-economic stability,” Dr. Singh added noting that in all of its decisions Government focuses on striking a balance between the immediate needs of today and the needs of tomorrow.

Following the engagements with Trade unions today, Minister Singh alluded to His Excellency President Irfaan Ali’s continued strong commitment to Government’s ongoing engagements  with the Trade Unions and all other stakeholders.