Customs officers Debrah Kellman (left), Walter Hackett (centre) and colleague Frank Phillips discussing some of the issues facing their possible move to the Barbados Revenue Authority. (Xtra Vision Photography)
AT LEAST 25 CUSTOMS and Excise Department workers may be out in the cold when the department is merged into the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) in July.
The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) yesterday met with several members of Customs, the department that remains the last major revenue-generating department to be subsumed into the BRA.
Acting NUPW general secretary Roslyn Smith spoke with the SATURDAY SUN yesterday, shortly after emerging from a two-hour session with the concerned Customs officers and department employees over several unresolved issues.
She explained that of the 300-plus Customs and Excise Department workers, Government was prepared to offer places in the BRA to 279 while the future of the others remained in limbo.
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