MoBay tax office customers face delay as workers strike

June 22, 2021

Customers seeking to conduct business at the Montego Bay tax office in St James, were locked outside the building this morning, as the doors of the building remained tightly closed, after staff members refused to work in protest over existing work conditions.

Employees say they are upset that the property's air conditioning system has been malfunctioning for months, rendering the building uncomfortable for both workers and the public.

When contacted, Meris Haughton, chief corporate communications officer at Tax Administration Jamaica, said that the agency is aware of the situation and has been working with its property management team to address the issue.

Arising from today's action by workers, Haughton says temporary measures are being put in place including a plan to offer limited service at the tax office.

She has appealed for patience and understanding.

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