19 Aug 2013

Workers' productivity must be raised to save Samoan companies - PM

1:22 pm on 19 August 2013

The Samoan Prime Minister says for companies in Samoa to remain successful, their employees must be highly productive and raise their level of performance.

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was speaking in American Samoa over the weekend when he attended the 50th anniversary of StarKist Samoa cannery where the majority of the workforce is from Samoa.

Tuilaepa says Yazaki Samoa, which processes automotive components for export, has been in operation in Apia for a number of years and employs hundreds of workers in the low income bracket.

But he says the future of these companies is never certain, especially in these times of economic instability and uncertainty.

"Employees at all levels and management must and need to work co-operatively together to raise the level of performance in order to guarantee a certain future for them and their families, and by extension, their countries."

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi