31 Aug 2005

Samoa Government working on new pay offer for doctors

2:17 pm on 31 August 2005

The Ministry of Health in Samoa is meeting today to discuss plans for a new pay offer to public service doctors who are threatening further strike action.

The Samoa Medical Association has given the government until September 9th to come up with a new pay offer or they'll stop work.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Health Ministry, Palantina Toelupe, says they are continuing to work on a new offer and are seeking to meet with the Medical Association by the end of the week.

The President of the Medical Association, Dr Viali Lameko, says they are asking for the doctors starting salary to be set at 11-thousand US dollars.