28 Jul 2007

Fiji's interim PM intervenes in nurses strike

5:48 am on 28 July 2007

Fiji's interim prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has intervened directly in the nurses strike which is now into its fourth day.

Proposals and counter proposals have been going back and forth between the Fiji Nurses Association and the Prime Minister's Office.

The association's general secretary, Kuini Lutua says she hopes the prime minister as head of the government can solve the dispute and nurses can go back to work.

Meanwhile, the Nurses Association has expressed anger with members who refused to go on strike and continued to treat patients at hospitals.

Mrs Lutua says their national council will consider disciplinary action after the strike is over.