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March 4, 2021
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Fletcher Morobe Limited Workers Maintain Strike

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Workers of a construction company engaged to rebuild various sporting facilities in Port Moresby in preparation for the Pacific Games, are into the seventh day of a strike over work conditions.

Employees of Fletcher Morobe construction Limited demanded a pay rise among other in-house issues be solved before they recommence duties.

 

Fletcher Morobe was contracted by the Government to rebuild the Sir John Guise Stadium, among others.

 

The workers went on strike starting last Saturday.

 

It’s about a week now; attendance at the construction sites was poor.

 

Some turned up for duties, but the rest are still awaiting positive responses from their employer, Fletcher Morobe, before they commence duties.

 

A staff spokesperson who asked not to be named, said if by next Monday, they haven’t received any positive response from the employer, they will continue their strike.

 

They demanded for a pay rise of one Kina Fifty toea on the current rate, consistency with their fortnightly pay, uniforms and safety gear.

 

When contacted by EMTV, Fletcher Morobe declined to comment, saying their ‘boss was out of the country’.

 

The company was engaged in the reconstruction of the Sir John Guise Stadium, the Three mile aquatic centre, and swimming facilities at Taurama.

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