Home News UG, Minibus Union ink transportation agreement
The University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus through its registrar, Dr Nigel Gravesande and President of the United Minibus Union (UMU) Eon Andrews recently inked a three-year agreement for the provision of transportation services for staffers and students.
On Friday the university announced that the agreement covers those who travel the Georgetown to East Coast Demerara route which caters for 47 registered Route 44 bus drivers who ply the Georgetown/Turkeyen route, from 07:00h to 21:30h, Monday to Friday, and 07:00h to 18:30h on Saturdays.
“The current fare for that route is $120 per person. While the drivers who ply the Turkeyen to Mahaica route will operate from 16:30 h to 21:30 h from Monday to Friday. The current national fare structure applies for villages along that route,” the University said on Friday.
In addition, the agreement states that the UG sticker must be prominently displayed on each bus and both drivers and conductors are expected to wear the t-shirts and caps provided by the Union and adhere to the Code of Conduct agreed to by both parties at the signing.
Important to note is that minibuses not registered with the UMU – UG Turkeyen Branch will not be allowed to enter the campus “for the purpose of being a transportation provider on the routes specified.”
The need for adequate and readily available transportation services has been outlined as the University currently has about 8,000 students enrolled.