27 Jul 2005

Samoan workers on Aquatic Centre win pay rise

9:30 am on 27 July 2005

Samoan workers at the Chinese-built Aquatic Centre in Apia have been promised wage increases.

Some 180 workers walked off the job last Friday, demanding payhikes in line with the government's recent general pay rise.

Most of the workers are getting 72 US cents an hour about 15 cents more than the minimum wage.

They want at least one dollar eight cents an hour.

The Executive Advisor of the South Pacific Games Authority Laki Uaea Apelu has told the Samoa Observer newspaper the contractor has agreed to an increase in pay.

Mr Apelu said that he was unaware how much has been agreed upon.