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Teachers anxious over delay in retro payment

Published:Tuesday | November 11, 2014 | 1:24 PM

The Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) says it will be using today’s meeting with the Education Minister to seek a resolution to the growing anxiety over the delay in making retroactive payments to some teachers.

Yesterday, teachers at Mannings School in Westmoreland staged a sit in to demand their retroactive payments.

The payment represents the last tranche of money owed to teachers following their 2007/2008 reclassification.

The JTA's president says teachers yet to receive their payments are frustrated by the delay:

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites says the majority of the over 20,000 teachers have received the full retroactive sums owed to them.

However he says a few hundred, who are employed at schools paid by bursars and which did not have their accounts in order, have not received the final tranche of payments.

The Education Minister is assuring that the teachers will be paid this week.


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