12 Mar 2013

Solomon Islands teachers get paid

1:48 pm on 12 March 2013

Teachers in Solomon Islands have been paid their re-levelling pay, a week late.

Our correspondent, Dorothy Wickham, says the Ministry of Finance had to wait for the Education Ministry to work out how many teachers there were and what they were owed before payments were made.

The dues were promised by the government after a teachers' strike in February.

The payment is the first installment of the promised re-levelling pay, with two more due before the 21st of this month.

Last week, the National Teachers Association, SINTA, said that if the money was not paid by then, there would be another strike.