The Ministry of Finance says the meeting it held with the president of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke about the Revenue Authority, was productive.
The Ministry says workers employed with the Customs and Excise Division and the Inland Revenue Division will enjoy terms that are no less favourable than they currently do, when the Revenue Authority is formed.
The Ministry issued the following statement today:
"On Monday 13th November 2017 (yesterday), the Hon. Colm Imbert, Minister of Finance, met with Mr. Watson Duke, President of the Public Services Association (PSA) and members of the PSA from the Customs and Excise Division and the Inland Revenue Division, to discuss matters surrounding the proposed establishment of the Trinidad & Tobago Revenue Authority (TTRA).
The meeting was productive.
The PSA raised several issues and the Minister of Finance has committed to providing within the next three weeks, answers to questions asked and information requested by the PSA during the meeting, as far as is practicable.
The Minister of Finance took the opportunity to confirm that all employees of the Customs and Excise Division and the Inland Revenue Division, will have the option to move to the TTRA on terms that are no less favourable than they enjoy at present.
It was agreed that both parties will meet again to continue discussions on the proposed TTRA on Monday, December 4th 2017."