Public Employees Association calls on Government to Address Grievances

By Meriba Tulo – EMTV News, Port Moresby

The Public Employees Association (PEA) is calling on the Government, to seriously look into some issues which they say has been affecting the performance of public servants.

Speaking in Port Moresby, PEA President Robert Kutapai, said the PEA remained open to discussions with the National Government. However, remained adamant, that industrial action would also be considered if the Government did not address its concerns.

Speaking on the sidelines of the PEA National Executive Council meeting today,  Kutapai made known some of the issues discussed by the NEC.
Much of these relating to the issues that have been raised by PEA in the past which have not received much attention from the Government.

Among agendas discussed were issues concerning staff of Nonga Hospital in East New Britain Province, the need to increase the capacity of the PNG Fire Service, and outstanding payments owed to former staff of the Western Highlands Provincial Government.

The PEA President also spoke on the need for the Government to address the outstanding employer Superannuation contributions.

According to the PEA, they remain open to dialogue with the National Government, but will also continue to raise these issues until they are addressed.

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