TUVALU, KIRIBATI SEEK NAURU REPATRIATION HELP

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MELBOURNE, Australia (Radio Australia, June 8) – The leaders of Tuvalu and Kiribati have asked Taiwan to help pay for the repatriation of workers stranded on Nauru.

Hundreds of former workers in the phosphate industry from Tuvalu and Kiribati are stuck on Nauru, with some having not been paid for more than a year.

Tuvalu's prime minister, Maatia Toafa, says he has asked the president of Taiwan for $3.5 million to cover the workers' unpaid wages and other expenses so they can return home.

Mr Toafa says this is an ideal time to address the long-standing issue.

June 8, 2005

Radio Australia: www.abc.net.au/ra

 

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