UNTIL THE BARBADOS Revenue Authority’s (BRA) management meets with the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) to negotiate the terms and conditions of workers, no more “option forms” will be signed.
Yesterday, following a more than two-hour meeting with BRA staff, NUPW general secretary Roslyn Smith said the two-year secondment of workers to the authority would end on March 31 and even though they had been given a January 15 deadline to sign forms to extend their tenure, the union had advised them not to.
Smith said the meeting at the union’s Dalkeith, St Michael headquarters was to update BRA staff on the latest developments on their terms and conditions of work as well as pensions.
She said the NUPW met with Revenue Commissioner Margaret Sivers last December and offered suggestions, but made it clear the crux of the issue was not that the workers signed the forms, but that the terms and conditions had to be agreed to first.
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