Papua New Guinea Nurses Association

Over K600,000 needed for nurses symposium

The symposium is hosted annually by the National Professional Health Committee in partnership with the Papua New Guinea Nurses Association (PNGNA).

The event will be held in Lae, Morobe Province from October 10-14 and has already received support from the host provincial government, the National Department of Health and other corporate sponsors.

The Government through the National Gaming and Control Board has also chipped in with K100,000.

PNGNA appeals to Govt to give concrete answers regarding claims

Members of the PNGNA call for a positive outcome in implementing the nurse’s industrial award following the Government’s budget management committee meeting this Wednesday, September 14.

A nurse’s industrial award was signed with the Government in December, 2015 regarding their wages and other benefits which was supposed to be effected in January but to date, they are yet to be paid.

Nurses threaten to go on strike next week

PNGNA acting National President Steven Nawik gave this ultimatum in a media conference this morning.  

He said the logs of claim dates back to the 2011-13 agreement that expired and the National Government, Department of Health and Department of Personal Management.

“17 August 2016 we gave a 14 days’ notice to the government that if they do not respond we will take industrial action,” Nawik said.

“We have written to the Industrial Registrar and till now have no respond, we have 100 percent support from our 21 branches and we go on strike”