3 Feb 2016

Vanuatu nurses take holidays as wage protest

8:18 pm on 3 February 2016

Seventeen nurses from Vanuatu's Nothern District Hospital in Luganville have decided to take their annual leave because of the continued non-payment of their salaries.

Our correspondent says most of the nurses are from the maternity ward at the country's second largest hospital.

The hospital management had promised to pay the outstanding wages by last Friday, but this didn't happen.

The care taker government under prime minister Sato Kilman has been called on resolve the matter.