24 Jan 2018

Samoa health minister warns job losses could follow merger

1:30 pm on 24 January 2018
Tuitama Dr. Talalelei Tuitama

Tuitama Dr. Talalelei Tuitama Photo: Samoa government

Samoa's health minister has given the first indication of job losses under a proposed merger.

The government will merge the Ministry of Health with the National Health Service, but the question of how many jobs will be retained has not yet been answered.

Speaking to Samoa television last night, the minister, Tuitama Talalelei Tuitama, said many jobs would be re-advertised and the best candidates retained.

He said the ministry is putting together some kind of redundancy package for affected employees.

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