Nurses fight State move

Fiji Times, July 28, 2005

The Government will lay-off re-employed part-time nurses, who work for 30 hours, from the beginning of next month.

The move has raised the ire of the Fiji Nursing Association which has labelled it as gender discrimination.

General secretary, Kuini Lutua said she was aware of the move by the Government.

"I think they are doing this to give way to the new graduates from the nursing school this year. But as it is, the nurses are underpaid and overworked and we are still fighting for their salaries and now the Government has come up with this.

"This is totally unfair and we will not allow the Government to bully us. We will fight for what we deserve," Mrs Lutua said.

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