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Minister pledges to fast track outstanding payments to PTSC employees

The Public Transport Services Corporation (PTSC) is being assured that outstanding arrears are currently being processed through a joint effort between the Ministries of Education and Finance.

A statement from the Education Ministry noted that part payment of monies owed to the PTSC maxi-taxi drivers was disbursed on August 3.

The release added that Education Minister Anthony Garcia committed to expediting the process to ensure that PTSC workers are paid.

“The Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education, extends his sincerest appreciation to all of the drivers employed with the PTSC and has committed to providing payment before the new school term begins,” the statement noted.

The release added that the Education Ministry will continue to make every effort to ensure that all monies owed to the PTSC maxi-drivers are paid and that students have access to this essential service once school re-opens.

“To make certain that the service is being sufficiently accessed and benefits the students in need, the Ministry will be embarking on a comprehensive review of the system in which the maxi-taxi drivers operate. This will ensure that the investment being made produces value for money as spending is of national concern in these challenging economic times,” it said.

In March, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced that some $2.5 billion would be available by the end of the month to settle outstanding arrears for public servants. 

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