Payroll bungle: Health workers forced to pay back millions

QUEENSLAND Health workers will be made to pay back $62 million to the Queensland Government after it bungled their pay.

But 22,000 workers who were overpaid by up to $200 will not have to give the money back.

Tens of thousands of workers were overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all when a new payroll system was introduced last March.

Now, 38,000 staff who were mistakenly paid too much will have to return the cash, Health Minister Geoff Wilson said on Tuesday.

Mr Wilson said the process would be done sensitively so that no staff were disadvantaged and workers would be able to dispute