SOLOMON ISLANDS' UNIONS CALL FOR WAGE FREEZE

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HONIARA, Solomon Islands (April 28, 1999 - Radio Australia)---Trade union leaders in the Solomon Islands have called for a wage and price freeze, following the government's announcement that pay increases no longer will be based on rises in the cost-of-living.

Earlier this week, the Honiara government announced that the criteria for pay raises now will be based on increased productivity and improved performance.

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and the Chinese Association support the government's move. But, the General-Secretary to the Public Service Union, Clement Waiwori, told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat program that he wants price controls before he will agree to the wage restraints.

"You can freeze salaries now but that does not mean there is no inflation," Waiwori said.

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