Friday 17 November, 2017

Imbert meets Duke on Monday, tells workers no 'holidays'

Finance Minister Colm Imbert (left), PSA President Watson Duke (right)

Finance Minister Colm Imbert (left), PSA President Watson Duke (right)

Finance Minister Colm Imbert has announced that he will meet with Public Services Association President Watson Duke on Monday, November 13.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the Finance Ministry said the meeting seeks to clarify the Government’s aims and objectives with regards to the establishment of the Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority (TTRA).

The release also noted that Minster Imbert hopes to clear up any misconceptions that may exist, including the implications for public officers of the proposed new arrangements for revenue collection.

It said as such, the Minister expects that public officers in the Customs and Excise Division and Board of Inland Revenue (BIR) will report for duty as normal during this week.

On Tuesday, Duke insisted that Thursday and Friday are holidays. 

The PSA President said workers attached to the Customs and Excise Division and the BIR will stay away from work in protest against measures within the Revenue Authority Bill.