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Whoops! Teachers got paid a week early by mistake

Is it pay day? Eh, no.

'Should I say something?'
'Should I say something?'
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TEACHERS MIGHT HAVE thought they were getting a nice bonus in their accounts today, but it turns out that they were just paid a week early by mistake.

The Department of Education clarified today that salaries that are due to be paid on Thursday 30 October were lodged to bank accounts today, one week early.

Teachers are usually paid fortnightly.

The error was due to an incorrect date having been included in the Electronic Funds Transfer file submitted to the bank.

The department wanted to clarify that teachers would not now be getting paid next week and that their next pay cheque will be due on Thursday 13 November.

“The Department apologises for any inconvenience caused by the early payment of these salaries,” they stated. 

The ASTI confirmed that this has affected secondary school teachers in voluntary , community and comprehensive schools.

So, if you’re used to budgeting on a two week payment schedule, remember, you’ve got to make it last.

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