SOLOMONS PORT WORKERS END STRIKE

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Honiara, Solomon Islands (April 26, 2001 - Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation/PINA Nius Online)---Striking workers from the Solomon Islanders Ports Authority returned to work after the company’s management agreed to meet their demands.

The 250 workers in Honiara and Noro, Western Province staged a sit-in strike to protest delays by the company to give workers pay raises, long service benefits and danger allowances.

General Secretary of the National Union of Workers Tony Kagovai said the deal includes a wage increase of 4 percent effective from October 1, a long-service benefit scheme and a lump sum of $1,000 danger allowance to Noro workers.

For additional reports from the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation.

Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) Website: http://www.pinanius.org 

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