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Union gives Dinthill High two weeks to settle debt with workers

Published:Wednesday | August 13, 2014 | 1:54 PM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

The union representing ancillary staff at the Dinthill Technical High School in St Catherine, has given the administration two weeks to pay over outstanding amounts or risk the disruption of classes come September.




The Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU) is claiming that the school has failed to fulfill an agreement to meet outstanding payments owed to the workers, including a $25,000 one-off payment.



The one-off annual payment is part of the wage freeze agreement signed with the government under the programme with the International Monetary Fund.



BITU’s Deputy Island Supervisor, George Nicholas, says workers are angry.



According to Nicholas, his members have pre-school commitments, and are depending on the payments to meet various costs.



Up to news time, our news centre was not able to make contact with the school's administration.



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