The Minister of Labour and Small and Enterprise Development, Jennifer Baptiste-Primus is urging public servants to reject the call by the Public Services Association to stay away from work on Thursday and Friday.
The Minister issued the call via a statement to the media on Wednesday.
The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association (DOMA) is speaking out against the call by PSA President Watson Duke for workers of the Board of Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise Division to stay away from work on Thursday and Friday.
DOMA issued the following statement today.
"On behalf of the members of the Downtown Owners and Merchants community we wish to express serious apprehensions regarding the call by the PSA President for Thursday and Friday to be days of rest for the Board and Inland Revenue and the Customs and Excise Division.
The Ministry of Finance is telling workers attached to the Inland Revenue Division and the Customs and Excise Division, that Thursday and Friday are normal working days.
This comes in light of a call by the president of the Public Services Association, Watson Duke, for workers of the two divisions to take a holiday on those days.
The Ministry has outlined the conditions for workers to not show up for work.
The following is a statement by the Ministry:
The Minister of Local Government says information coming from his Permanent Secretary explains that the funds were received by the Ministry last Friday.
The Ministry says the funds will be processed today and that the cheque will be given to CEPEP on Tuesday.
The Ministry says this will allow payment to take place on or before this Friday.