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Breaking: Teachers November salary deferred

Posted:Thursday, November 24, 2016. 9:45 p.m. CST.

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By BBN Staff: Teachers were due to collect their monthly salary tomorrow.

However, a memo issued to managing authorities from the Ministry of Education was leaked stating that their salaries are being deferred until an unconfirmed date next week.

In the leaked memo it says that the Ministry of Education and Treasury Department are doing their best to process payment of full salaries for the November period. It says that it is doing so in keeping with order issued by the Supreme Court preventing the Government of Belize and by extension the Ministry of Education from withholding salaries for individual teachers for the days when those teachers were on strike until trial or a further Order from the Court.

Additionally, the memo states that the Ministry advises managing authorities that classes should proceed as normal tomorrow in schools.

It is normal on pay day for teacher to get time off to collect their salaries.

However, tomorrow they will not be receiving their salaries and as such the scheduled time off too will be deferred to a date next week when it will be confirmed that their salaries will be in.

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