President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, JTA, Doran Dixon, says the organization is giving the Government until the end of October to pay over the outstanding balance from a retroactive settlement for teachers.

Doran Dixon, President of the JTA speaking today with Nationwide News.

Following a reclassification exercise in 2007, it was estimated that teachers were owed 1-billion dollars by the government.

Most teachers directly paid by the Education Ministry received the outstanding sums at the end of last month.

However, the Ministry has indicated that teachers employed to bursar-paid institutions will not be paid as expected at the end of this month.

The delay is reportedly in part due to an audit requirement by the International Monetary Fund.

The audit is reportedly required to ensure that the payments are accurate.