76 GWI staff sent packing, 81 more to be let go within three-month period


Under the Termination of Employment and Severance Pay Act, a total of 157 staff are listed to be sent off as part of restructuring plans of the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and rationalization of the staffing establishment.

This is according to a statement from the Utility company on Wednesday (today) which noted that this course of action is to ensure the efficient and productive management of the GWI’s daily operations.

“Of the 157, Seventy six (76) employees were issued termination letters on Monday, May 31, 2021 and will go off on June 30. The remainder of staff is slated to be sent off within a three-month period. It must be noted that due process was followed prior to any decision making and all of the 76 employees will receive their severance benefits by the end of June.” 

The Board of Directors and Management of the GWI stated that efforts have been made and continue to be made to place employees in public and private organizations and that the GWI will continue to engage more entities for this purpose.


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