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NUPW: Pull taxes or we march!

BARRY ALLEYNE, [email protected]

NUPW: Pull taxes or we march!

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THE NATIONAL UNION OF PUBLIC WORKERS (NUPW) is ready to call out its members if Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler does not recall the tax measures in last month’s Budget.

The decision to place industrial action on the table was taken late last week during a special meeting of the executive council of the NUPW, headed by president Akanni McDowall.

The president was unable to say exactly when the action would be taken, but said the union will give Government until July 1 to roll back the new taxes.

“In light of the challenges, the union is calling for the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Christopher Sinckler to either immediately repeal the tax measures or to institute a ‘coping subsidy’ for public servants until salary negotiations have been concluded,” McDowall told the SUNDAY SUN. (BA)

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