26 Sep 2011

Samoa nurses threaten strike action over unpaid salary increases

2:21 pm on 26 September 2011

More than 230 nurses working at Samoa's Ministry of Health have threatened to strike if salary increases approved five years ago aren't paid out early next month.

The association president, Fa'amanatu Nielsen, says the move will be discussed in a meeting of the association to be called soon.

Last week several senior nurses working at the main hospital discussed the long delay with the manager of nursing and the threat of a strike was reportedly raised.

The government budgeted for the increase in 2006, allowing an additional nine hundred thousand US dollars to fund it.