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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 16:04

Duke Not Happy With Plans To Establish Revenue Authority

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The Finance Ministry is reminding Customs and Board of Inland Revenue workers that Thursday November 9th and Friday November 10th are regular working days, unless they are ill.

In a media release, the Ministry's Permanent Secretary reminded staff that, as per the Civil Service Act Chapter 23:01, casual absence from work requires the prior approval of the Permanent Secretary, or Head of Department and would be registered as annual leave, and if no approval is granted, the absence may be treated as leave without pay.

The Finance Ministry also reminded workers that they are entitled to 14 sick days per year and although workers are not required to submit medical certificates for periods shorter than two days, officers who habitually take advantage of this concession may be required to present himself to a Government Medical Officer for a Medical Examination.

On Monday, Public Services Association (PSA) President Watson Duke encouraged workers to stay home on Thursday and Friday as part of a protest against the Revenue Authority Bill.

The PSA Leader is hoping Government will rethink the proposed Revenue Authority.

This, after the announcement was made to transition Board of Inland Revenue employees to the Revenue Authority.

He says this will pose problems for workers.


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