Manpower boost for Lae AMS

The Health Minister and the Department of Health Secretary, Dr Osborne Liko, came to Lae, Morobe Province, to see and hear firsthand the challenges that lead to medicine shortage in the country.

Their two-day fact-finding trip included a visit to the ANGAU Memorial Provincial Hospital on Wednesday (December 6th), and the AMS yesterday. 

The Lae AMS receives, stores and distributes medical drugs to at least 200 health facilities in Morobe Province as well as the other four provinces of Madang, Eastern Highlands, Manus and Northern (Oro).

Staff unite and committed to deliver

This commitment was made at an organization event, attended by CCDA's management and staff, representatives from development partners and other agencies, aimed to strengthen team spirit.

CCDA Acting Managing Director, William Lakain highlighted the significance of the organization's staff members and their essential role in achieving organizational goals. 

Australia's Qantas says all staff must be vaccinated

Frontline workers including pilots, cabin crew and airport staff must be fully vaccinated by mid-November.

The company says its remaining employees have until the end of March next year to receive both doses.

It comes as the state of New South Wales reported its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections.

The Australian flag carrier is the country's biggest, most high-profile company to introduce a mandatory vaccination policy.

Critical Staff Needed for Museum

The Director of the National Museum & Art Gallery, Dr Andrew Moutu has revealed that the Museum desperately needs qualified technical staff to run the institution.

He is calling on DPM to fast track recruitment to fill vital positions.

 “The biggest challenge that we face at the museum has to be the employing of critical technical staff. We have not been able to employ an Anthropologist, I was the last anthropologist here in 2004 before I went to work in England.

Frabelle staff on strike

Staff went on strike as of 8am this morning and plan to extend to a week if responses to two petitions are not met by management.

Mathew Som, a spokesperson on behalf of staff, spoke to Loop PNG from Lae saying that strike is over pay rise increments and staff overworked without being compensated.

He said firstly, staff salary increments were made by a toea or two annually, which they say is not right since the Bank of PNG has ceased circulation of the one toea and two toea coins.

Staff want salary increments to be increased to around 50 toea or more.

Air Niugini staff awarded sholarship

They were selected to do a two year Masters Degree program in Human Resource Management at the University of Papua New Guinea.

Ms Ritchilyn Barrios who currently works as Manager, Human Resource- Administration and Mr Kilembe Neimani Team Leader – Industrial Relations are grateful for the opportunity.

They said although they had their own plans to enhance their skills and knowledge through further studies, this opportunity was more than what they had expected.

Union and Telikom in standoff

The management of the state-owned telecommunication company is adamant to implement the ‘spill and fill concept’ while the worker’s union is saying the requirement policy is illegal.         

PNGCWU president Nug Mamtirim said the Labour and Industrial Relations Minister Benjamin Poponawa has directed both parties to have a conference to find a solution to the disagreement.

“The conference started yesterday after we wrote to the Labour Minister on November 16,” Mamtirim told Loop PNG.