Staff

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.