Fiji nurses to return to work Saturday

Radio Australia, August 9, 2007 Striking members of the Fiji Nursing
Association will go back to work on Saturday. The FNA general
secretary, Kuini Lutua, says they have decided to deal with their
grievances in court after 16-days on strike. The were protesting
against the interim government's five per cent pay cut and the lowering
of the retirement age. The interim government has offered to restore
one per cent of the pay for nurses and other public sector union
workers, with a promise of further negotiations on the remaining four
per cent when the nation's finances are healthier. Ms Lutua says
government workers were paid Thursday, but nurses who went on strike
were not. © ABC 2007