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Union Workers Disappointed with Enterprise Agreement

By Merilyn Diau-Katam – EM TV News, Port Moresby

Members of the PNG Energy Workers Union are questioning the condition of the newly signed Enterprise Agreement between PNG Power Limited, the Energy Workers Association (EWA) and Public Employees Association, signed last month.

They say they are still waiting for the promised outcomes stated in the agreement. These include an employee’s pay rise and accommodation.

In a meeting yesterday, union members expressed their disappointment with the delay.

PNG EWA National President, Edward Gisa, said “due to changes in the management and board level, there is no consistency in informing the employees of their entitlements.”

Upset union workers argued that the enterprise agreement does not cover all employees with regards to housing and pay increase.

Other members threatened to resign if the management of PNG Power Limited fails to address their concerns. They feel that there has been lack of communication between the employees and management.

Following yesterday’s meeting an understanding was reached, PNG Energy Workers Association, General Secretary, Santee Margis, said the management has produced a letter to comfort the union members.

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