Fiji nurses call off strike

Fijilive, August 9, 2007 Striking members of the Fiji Nursing
Association will be going back to work on Saturday, says FNA general
secretary Kuini Lutua. Lutua told that they have decided
to deal with their grievances in court. The decision was reached today;
16 days after the FNA members left their jobs over the interim
Government's 5 per cent pay cut, lowering of the retirement age and
reluctance to implement the Partnership Agreement with the previous
Government. Lutua said that Government workers received their
fortnightly wages today, but FNA members who went on strike did not
receive any pay. She said the Health Ministry told them this morning
that it was not the ministry's decision to stop the nurses' pay. ... Fiji