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Bursar-paid teachers to continue protesting today

Published:Thursday | November 27, 2014 | 9:40 AM

Teachers at several of the island's bursar paid schools are expected to continue their protest action today.



The teachers at several schools in the Corporate Area, Manchester, St Thomas and Clarendon, who have been staging sit ins are upset because the government has not paid them millions of dollars of retroactive salaries stemming from a reclassification exercise in 2007.



Director of Communication in the Education Ministry, Byron Buckley, says the ministry is working to pay teachers by Friday.



However, President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, Doran Dixon, says the teachers are prepared to step up their protest action if the Government does not urgently pay over retroactive sums owed to them.



He says more teachers are expected to join the protest.



Most teachers who are directly paid by the Education Ministry received their outstanding monies at the end of August.



The teachers at bursar paid schools should have received their payments at the end of September.



Dixon says it is unfortunate that the government has not made good on its promises to pay over the sums to the teachers.



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