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Tax office workers, unions discuss agency’s move towards partial self-government

Published:Tuesday | January 14, 2014 | 8:24 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Workers of Tax Administration Jamaica and their union are now reviewing the transition plans by the government body as it moves towards becoming a semi-autonomous agency.




Representatives of the Jamaica Civil Service Association met with officials of Tax Administration yesterday to discuss concerns by workers.



Association president Oniel Grant says workers had been on edge to know how they will be affected by the transition.



Legislation was passed last June to allow Tax Administration to become semi-autonomous.



Grant says the workers have been anxious as there has been little information on the transition arrangements.



He says arising from yesterday’s meeting the union was assured that there would not be any great displacement of employees.



Grant says the parties have agreed to continue the discussions on the matter.



It is expected that the TAJ will transition to a semi-autonomous agency by April.



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