26 Jul 2007

Fiji women's rights movement supports striking nurses

11:07 am on 26 July 2007

The Fiji Women's Rights Movement is asking the country to support its striking nurses.

Close to a thousand nurses around the country walked off their jobs after unsuccessful talks on the restoration of their 5% pay cut.

The Women's Rights Movement Executive Director, Virisila Buadromo, says nurses provide an invaluable service for Fiji's people, but are underpaid and undervalued.

She says the movement supports the nurses and is urging the authorities and other citizens to allow them to strike and protest in peace, and not engage in intimidation or harassment.