20 Nov 2003

Samoa police commissioner says police strike threat will not happen

11:10 am on 20 November 2003

Samoa's Police Commissioner, Papaliitele Loronese Neru says there will be no strike by police officers who are not being paid for overtime work.

Papaliitele acknowledges there had been talk of a strike but when he ordered a meeting of the force noone fronted up as the strike organisers.

The Samoa Observer newspaper had reported that it had been contacted by senior officers to says that a strike was being planned.

The Commissioner says the matter is now behind them.

Meanwhile, efforts are being made to find funds to pay the overtime in a government supplemetary budget to be submitted to parliament next month.