Solomons' Nurses Extend Strike Notice Again

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Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

More time for potential resolution to pay disputes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, May 9, 2016) – The Solomon Islands Nursing Association has extended its strike notice for another two weeks after a government request.

The General Secretary of SINA, Sue Sikihi, says the 30-day notice was extended to give the parties more time to resolve the complaints.

In the meantime she says nurses should report for work and their usual duties.

Ms Sikihi says some nurses have received their Special Duty Allowances but the multi-allowances are yet to be sorted by the Ministry of Health.

The dispute over payments of allowances goes back to 2013.

This is a further extension since the original strike notice was issued two months ago.

 

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