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Customs up in arms

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Customs up in arms

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IRRATED CUSTOMS OFFICERSare preparing to protest and they are warning that this time there will be no backing down as occurred with disruptive similar action last year.

In fact, yesterday well-placed sources said workers were ready to take industrial action, starting with a work-to-rule immediately on their own pending the involvement of their unions.

The border control workers were upset by yesterday’s release of new appointments in the Customs Department, and what was expected to be a routine follow-up meeting this morning on the transition to the Barbados Revenue Authority has turned into a major event.

Customs officers found out yesterday that at least ten of their colleagues received appointments but what would have been caused for celebration turned sour when it was realised some of them were reverting to their original posts after acting in senior positions, in some cases for years.

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.