Salaries may be delayed as bursars stay off the job

Industrial action by more than 200 bursars across the island is expected to start affecting some areas of operation at Government-run schools Tuesday including the payment of salaries. The sick-out  will delay the payment of June salaries to non-teaching staff at public schools.

The bursars have been on sick out since Monday to protest against the delay in implementing aspects of their 2006/2007 compensation agreement. Their union had negotiated a revolving motor vehicle loan scheme and a job reclassification exercise but they are yet to be implemented.

According to president of the Bursars Association of Jamaica, Valerie Facey, the members are upset with how they have been treated.

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