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Teacher pay issue 'to be settled in a month or two'

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 13/05/2013. Teacher pay issue 'to be settled in a month or two'Tags: Teachers News

A Department of Education payroll problem that has affected hundreds of teachers in Ireland is likely to be settled in a month or so.

Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has informed the Irish National Teachers' Organisation that he expects the issue - which has seen a backlog of thousands of euros building up since September last year - to be settled shortly, the Irish Examiner reports.

Changes to rates for new entrants introduced in 2012 resulted in teachers being paid incorrectly because the department failed to calculate their correct level of salary and substitution rates.

The department has claimed the money owed will be paid out in June, with the arrears settled in one additional payment. It is expected that due to second-level and primary school teachers being paid fortnightly on alternative weeks, the former will receive their money a week before the latter.   

A department spokesman said: "The details on the numbers due arrears will not be available until the IT development work is closer to completion." 

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801584174-ADNFCR


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