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Trade unions seek ‘positive and proactive’ engagement

It's as a new Tax Strategy is due to go before Tynwald next month

Trade unions are calling for 'joined up thinking' ahead of a new tax strategy, which is expected to go before Tynwald next month.

Union leaders are insisting that the 'door is always open' for government to have open conversations.

Mick Hewer, negotiations officer from Prospect, Debbie Halsall the regional officer from Unite and local negotiating secretary Geraldine O’Neill from the NASUWT are calling for ‘positive and proactive’ engagement:

In response to the claims made by the unions, Treasury Minister Alex Allinson says there is already an 'open dialogue' between himself and the unions, but admits there is 'room for improvement'.

He spoke to Manx Radio's Lewis Foster and Ben Hartley live on Manx Radio Breakfast:

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