NASA meets with UPNG admin on outstanding issues

Members of the National Academic Staff Association (NASA) at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) today met with the university administration to address their outstanding issues.

The academic staff met with the UPNG vice chancellor Professor Albert Mellam to air their grievances on outstanding issues relating to their welfare.

These include housing, security, the revise calendar and their outstanding 7.5 percent payment.

NASA president Emmanuel Gorea said they are pleased in the sense of collaborating together and working together with the administration.

However, Gorea said they’re not happy with the outcome and response from the administration.

He said most of the issues need to be addressed carefully and hopes that these can be achieved as they work together as a team and a way forward.

Gorea said that Mellam has reiterated the fact that funding has been a problem for the university for a long period of time therefore issues with housing is taking long to address.

Meantime, NASA has given an ultimatum deadline of September 30 for the university management to give a feedback on the outstanding 7.5 percent back payment.

Gorea said the deadline is a strategy to inform the management and the Government that this is what they will do if what they are asking for is not given to them.

Quintina Naime