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Weather service to revive stop work

It will come into effect at close of business today (January 5).

The National Weather Service says it is reviving the stop work after the Department of Transport failed, yet again, to amicably address the concerned issues on time as verbally assured.

The initial intention for this industrial action was merely placed on hold due to the following reasons:

Lupari needs to reprimand Kali: Association

The PNG Health Support Workers Association (PNGHSWA) has asked Lupari to investigate Kali and get a response as to why there has been a prolonged delay on their log of claims. These include their housing allowance, pay increase, leave entitlements and other industrial matters.   

A directive was given to DPM by the acting chairlady to respond to the log of claim through the office.

They had given DPM ample time to respond to their grievances however, to date, DPM has not given a positive response.

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Stop work at UPNG medical school

Academics at the University of Papua New Guinea School of Medicine and Health Sciences have voted to stop work today.


Parliament resumes today

Parliament will resume today at 2pm for its January session.

NCD nurses go on stop work since Thursday

They will not go back to work until they are given positive response from the authorities.

 The 300-strong Port Moresby-based nurses, who are members of the PNG Nurses Association, have stopped work over the Government’s delay in settling the increase in nurse’s salary, audit into their pay structure and establishing of a housing committee as promised to them by the Government.

However, the Government has not honoured its commitment.

The scaling down of services will continue until their demands are met.

PNG Nurses Association delays stop work action

This follows a near positive outcome at a meeting today between PNGNA executives, Chief Secretary Isaac Lupari and Health Secretary Pascoe Kase.

PNGNA threatened to stop its financial members of 5,000 nurses in turning up for work on Wednesday, Sept 14 if the National Government does not respond to their outstanding claims.

Their claims include the non-payment of their wages and other benefits.

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.