JTA gives government October deadline to make billion-dollar payment
The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA) says it's giving the Government until October to pay over the outstanding balance from a retroactive settlement for teachers.
The teachers are owed $1 billion by the government following a reclassification exercise in 2007.
Most teachers directly paid by the Education Ministry received their outstanding monies at the end of last month.
However, JTA president Doran Dixon says teachers have been informed that those employed to bursar-paid institutions will not get their monies as expected at the end of this month.
He says frustration is increasing, even as the association understands that an audit requirement by the International Monetary Fund may be necessary.
The audit is reportedly required to ensure that the payments are accurate.
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