2016 civil society proposed strike action

Most Air Niugini flights cancelled, grounded today

Air Niugini staff, who wanted to remain anonymous, say the crews, mostly pilots, called this morning advising that they were sick and won't come in for work.

However, the staff said they are still operating normally with their small number of staff at work. A statement released yesterday by Air Niugini stated that they are aware of the strike statement in social media calling for stop work in the Aviation Industry.

PNG Power will maintain provision of electricity

PPL said in a statement that it will not take part in any stop work or shut down of power supply as this is not an industry issue but a political fight.

“The threats have sparked fear and anxiety amongst electricity consumers of the impending power outage relating to the purported strike action. As the chief executive officer of PPL, I would like to assure electricity consumers and the general public that we will maintain the provision of electricity services and will not participate in such strike action,” CEO Chris Bais stated.