Goodwill key to BURS ceasefire

Reports coming from the Revenue Service indicate that the BURS and its striking employees have moved closer to ending the two week long industrial action. Yesterday, both sides confirmed a cooling of heads and the resumption of talks, bringing the promise of an amicable end.

The BURS has reportedly told its striking employees that it is awaiting feedback from government on any possible new offer, while workers have indicated that they are willing to accept the six percent on offer if the employer also includes allowances that the general civil service received from government in April.

It is important to note that statutorily, the BURS is not a government department and has not been a government department since August 2004, having been formed as a parastatal by the BURS Act of 2003. The BURS has employment contracts and a relationship with its employees removed from what is prevailing in the civil service.

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