Guyana’s Government Workers Promised Even Bigger Salary Increases in 2020

Finance Minister Winston Jordan

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Wednesday August 14, 2019 – Finance Minister Winston Jordan says government will be working with trade unions to boost public service pay, allowances and conditions next year.

He confidently predicted that public servants can expect even more in 2020 than they got this year, given the surging economy and an expected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 4.5 per cent by the end of 2019.

Speaking on the National Communication’s Network’s programme ‘INSIGHT’, Jordan said the coalition government will, “work with the unions on a total package so you will know between 2020 and 2025 where your salaries will be.”

The minister said that what “every public servant should hanker for, is a proper and decent wage because when they retire, their pension is based on their salary, not on bonus….”

Jordan expressed optimism that, in the future, more people will again see the public service as a viable career choice.

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