21 Oct 2008

Workers building a hotel in Soloman Islands threaten strike action

12:08 pm on 21 October 2008

Workers building a multi-million dollar hotel in Honiara, in Solomon Islands, are threatening to go on strike this week and delay the project.

The workers want the construction company to pay them danger, height and housing allowances.

A spokesperson - who spoke to the Solomon Star on the condition of not being named - says they submitted their 14-day strike notice on 6 October.

This was done through the Solomon Islands National Union of Workers.

The spokesperson said they will stop work if their claims are not considered.

However, the newspaper reports Heritage Park Hotel project manager Bill Mathew as saying the company has already negotiated with the union.

He says there is nothing serious and is expecting the employees to continue work today.