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Thousands of Dudley teachers out of pocket after wages not paid
4:17pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in Local
MORE than 6,000 staff at Dudley Borough schools have been left struggling to pay bills after not receiving their pay.
Dudley Council is blaming a failure in the system which processes payments for teachers and other workers not getting their wages on time today.
Councillor Gaye Partridge, Dudley cabinet member for human resources, legal and property, said: "Due to an unforeseen fault a number of schools and teaching staff have not been paid today. We apologise to staff for any inconvenience and are drawing on every available resource to get the matter resolved as quickly as possible.
"The issue has affected around 6,500 staff and we are working with them directly to offer financial assistance to those most in need."
Dudley Council is still investigating the cause of the failure but has pledged to reimburse any banking charges caused by the problem.
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