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Bursar paid teachers stage sit in

Published:Wednesday | November 26, 2014 | 1:02 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Teachers at some bursar paid schools in the Corporate Area, Manchester and Clarendon staged a sit in to press the Ministry of Education to pay retroactive sums owed to them today.

The teachers began their action this morning.

President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association, Doran Dixon, says the teachers' union fully supports the protest action.

Dixon says teachers are frustrated by unfulfilled promises.

He says there are more than 150 bursar paid schools and most teachers have not been paid.

According to him, there is also a small number of teachers in government paid schools whose retroactive payments remain unsettled.

The JTA president says the delay in making the retroactive payments is fuelling a trust deficit.

Contacted by our news centre this morning, Director of Corporate Communication in the Education Ministry, Byron Buckley, said the ministry is working to pay teachers by Friday.

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