Fijian nurses face major difficulties

NZNO, November 9, 2010 The difficulties facing nurses in Fiji were the focus of a presentation by the general secretary of the Fiji Nursing Association, Kuini Lutua, at the South Pacific Nurses' Forum in Auckland today. Lutua, who is in her third term as general secretary, said health cuts in Fiji had created chaos. She spoke of the loss of nurses from Fiji, with the government doing nothing to halt the exodus, of the very unpopular law changes regarding the retirement age for nurses, the lack of job security and the fact nurses cannot work any overtime. ... Fijian