Back pay distribution to continue this week

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Scores of retired government workers lined up at the Treasury Department to collect backpay payments ton Friday.

The department announced pensioners will be paid a months’ salary in lieu of outstanding collective bargaining contracts from January 2003 to December 2017.

Another month’s is also being paid in lieu of backpay for the period June 2000 to December 2004.

Pensioners who receive their regular monthly pension payments via cheque also collected their December payment on Friday.

Payments will continue until all eligible persons are paid.

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