13 Apr 2012

Unions condemn apy hikes for Solomons MPs

2:45 pm on 13 April 2012

The Union of Workers in Solomon Islands has condemned the recent increase of salaries and travelling expenses for members of Parliament .

The Parliamentary Entitlement Commission approved four percent salary increases and several thousand additional dollars in travel expenses.

According to the Solomon Star, a union leader, Johnley Hatimoana, has described the action as a slap in the face for workers.

Mr Hatimoana says teachers, nurses, doctors, paramedics and other public servants have had to fight for years for pay increases.