Carvil Duncan for One on One
Stabroek News
December 24, 2006

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The General Secretary of the Guyana Labour Union (GLU), Carvil Duncan, has accused Town Clerk Beulah Williams of being responsible for the financial and industrial relations morass facing the Georgetown City Council.

He has also alleged that she had reneged on agreements between the union and the council which had led to distrust.

Duncan is this week's guest on the Demico House-sponsored One on One interview programme which is broadcast every Sunday night at 7 pm on NCN television and rebroadcast the following Tuesday at 11 am.

The GLU's general secretary, who is one of the vice presidents of the Guyana Trades Union Congress, said the Town Clerk in her exchange with the union had shown a preference on a number of occasions when much-needed funds were being disbursed in favour of councillors and senior staff, to the detriment of daily and weekly paid workers.

He noted that in his meetings last week at the Office of the President it had been revealed that $10M remaining for this year's subvention to the council had not been uplifted by the municipal administration.

Duncan was also aware that $33M had been set aside and was available for the payment of outstanding debts, including salary increases to members of the city constabulary. The constabulary become eligible for increases some two months ago following those which were announced for the public force.

City councillors also did not escape Mr Duncan's sharp tongue.