Yesterday the Liberals’ Vicki Dunne was in high dudgeon that teachers at Bimberi had been told they were losing their hard earned $2,000 special allowances payment taken away from them.
Today the ABC has the no less re-assuring news that the staff were merely emailed in error.
the Department’s Chief Executive Dr Jim Watterston says the group email applied to other Canberra teachers who had been promoted, and a staff member wrongly applied the change to Bimberi staff.
“I apologise unreservedly to all of the staff for any disappointment or concern that it would have caused,” he said.
He says Bimberi teachers will continue to receive the allowance and the Department’s reviewing its processes.
I’d be checking my next payslip very carefully if I was them.