Carvil Duncan slams employers for not remitting workers dues, taxes

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By Jomo Paul

Carvil Duncan flanked by other members of FITUG and government officials. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – President of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) Carvil Duncan has expressed his dismay with some employers who are failing to remit income tax, National Insurance Scheme (NIS) Contributions and union dues for workers even though the monies are being deducted from salaries.

Duncan, delivering the Presidential Address of the 5TH Delegates Conference of FITUG, made the remark while noting that the practice has to cease. He told the conference that there has been complaints received that employment firms are deducting the payments and not remitting them.

“We have encountered serious difficulties by the resistance of some employers who have used every means at their disposal to pressurize our workers,” Duncan said.

He said that the conglomerate trade union body stands by its right to represent workers in issues that arise at work places across the country, despite some employers being against the unions.

Meanwhile, a fifteen member Executive Committee was also elected by those present at the conference.

Duncan was re-elected as President; Komal Chand, First Vice President; Sherwood Clarke, Second Vice President; Kenneth Joseph, General Secretary; Irma Glenn, Principal Assistant Secretary; Bhagmat Hochand, Assistant Secretary; Seepaul Narine, Treasurer; Michael Stephens, Organising Secretary; Harvey Tambron, Assistant Organising Secretary; Aslim Singh, Education Secretary; Jagdeo Paul, Press and Publicity Secretary and Roxanne Garraway, Narda Mohamed, Savitri Thomas and Elmy Ishmael as Executive Members. The elected committee will be responsible for the Federation’s functioning until the sixth (6th) Conference.