21 Nov 2002

Solomons govenment averts industrial action by paying police part of salary arrears

11:44 am on 21 November 2002

The Solomon Islands government has averted threatened industrial action by police officers by paying them at least one instalment of their delayed salary payments.

The Prime Minister, Sir Allan Kemakeza, says other outstanding salaries will be paid as soon as treasury has the funds.

The police association had earlier threatened industrial action from last night if their claims were not met.

The general secretary of the Police Association, Peter Sipolo, says the government still owes officers one other pay day.

The country has already been hit by multiple strikes by teachers, medical staff and civil aviation staff this year.