Staff at Guyana's biggest university launch strike to press for higher pay, better conditions

February 9, 2015 6:15 PM

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Professors and support staff at the main campus of Guyana's biggest university have launched a strike to press for higher pay and better working conditions.

The strike by hundreds of union employees at the University of Guyana was launched Monday after negotiations with administrators collapsed. Staffers at the government-run university are demanding a 60 percent increase in pay. Staff association spokeswoman Melissa Ifill says the administration is off...

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