August 14, 1997

Few members would have been surprised to learn that the Department botched the ‘Stage 3’ Tax adjustment payment due on 17 July, 1997.

While payment on 17 July, was made in relation to Table 4; ‘B’, ’C’ and ‘D’ relieving payments, Table 4; ‘A’ relieving payments, applying to the vast majority of affected members was not included. The Department has confirmed that the exclusion of Table 4; ‘A’ relieving payments was an error.

The Department has provided a provisional payment date of 11 September, 1997. Any member requiring confirmation of the payment date should contact their State Committee representative or the Union Office after Monday 18 August, 1997.

Chris Read

State Secretary

14th August, 1997