By Euro Weekly News Media • 04 March 2011 • 9:23
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TORROX Town Hall has said that a sentence passed in October 2010 by the Supreme Court which forces them to readmit a municipal tax collector, is inapplicable.
The tax collector was fired in 1989 when there were just three months remaining on his contract.
The sentence also stipulates that the man, now 70, should be paid €234,102 interest in arrears.
A law passed in 2005 prevents local councils from employing a tax collector, with taxes being collected by a body created to this effect or by the provincial government, as has been the case in Torrox since 1996.
The Supreme Court ruled that the time which has passed since the events took place is not reason not to obey the sentence, which was first issued in 1991.
The First Deputy Mayor, Jose Perez, says that they plan to negotiate compensation, although they have appealed to the Constitutional Court.
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