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Monday 5 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's striking civil servants were told by PSA officials to return to work this afternoon - and then the workers could apply for casual leave to have another day off tomorrow to join another march.
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Sunday 4 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Cabinet will consider setting up a Royal Commission to review the Constitution with a view to allowing a more democratic form of government for Tonga. by Pesi Fonua.
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Saturday 3 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government has conceded to the basic demands of the national civil servants strike, including back-dated 60-70-80% pay rises, no disciplinary actions, and a two year suspension of the salary review that led to the six weeks old strike.
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Friday 2 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
High expectations this evening that an understanding would be signed to end Tonga's national strike of civil servants, as it entered its seventh week today, were shattered when the PSA committee postponed a scheduled signing indefinitely.
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Friday 2 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Large groups of civil servants from Vava'u and Ha'apai staged two colourful marches in Nuku'alofa today in solidarity with Tongatapu strikers. Photos and story by Linny Folau.
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Thursday 1 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Servants' Association this afternoon rejected most of the new offer made by the Princess Regent, Princess Pilolevu, this morning, September 1 at Pangai Si'i.
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Thursday 1 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Princess Regent offered striking civil servants their 60-70-80% wage increases and a new team of government negotiators, in an effort to encourage strikers to return to work today, and to bring the strike committee back to the negotiating table.
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Tuesday 30 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Striking teachers marched through central Nuku'’alofa today, this time to present a letter of petition calling for the dismissals of the Director of Education, Viliami Takau, and three of his deputies.
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Saturday 27 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As the leaders of Tonga's civil service strike are shifting their stance to seek regime change in the kingdom, the Minister of Justice, Hon. Siaosi 'Aho, says they are holding the people of Tonga hostage with unreasonable demands.
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Thursday 25 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's frustrated Public Service Association said last night that it will not negotiate with government to end the five weeks long civil servants strike, "until their conditions to return to work are met by government."
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Wednesday 24 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A wave of destruction is continuing in Tonga as a third vandalism incident was reported early this morning from Vava...’u High School where the monitors of up to a dozen computers were smashed by intruders.
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Tuesday 23 August 2005

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In a last minute change of plans, Pangai Si'i, the home for thousands of striking Civil Servants during the past month, has been declared by Tonga's Royal family as the new site for a Tongan National Museum that was originally to be built at Raintree Square with assistance from France.
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Monday 22 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fifteen Tonga College boys appeared in the Nuku'alofa Magistrate's Court this morning, August 22, facing charges relating to the damaging of Tonga College property valued at $40,000 pa‘anga.
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Tuesday 16 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
On August 1, before the House decided to go into recess due to the ongoing civil service strike, the Prime Minister, Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, expressed his dismay with what Clive Edwards had been saying on television, calling on the strikers to do something about public servants who were not on strike but were still working for government. He thought it was unusual for a former Minister of Police to say things like that. He said that what Clive was doing was inciting people to riot. Tonga Legislative Assembly, Minute No. 22, Monday August 1, 2005. From the House, by Pesi Fonua.
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Monday 15 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After all efforts had failed to find a solution to a three week old strike by Tonga's civil service, King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV joined over 5,000 people at the Teufaiva Stadium on Sunday evening to pray for a solution.
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Saturday 13 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government was this afternoon ordered by the Chief Justice to refrain from removing the public from Pangai Si'i, where rallies have been held for the past three weeks during the national strike by civil servants.
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Saturday 13 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A growing crowd, that was shut out of Pangai Si'i this morning, is gathering outside Tonga's parliament and court house, and singing loudly while they await a decision expected this afternoon from Tonga's Chief Justice - that may or may not allow them to return to their rallying point.
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Friday 12 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's striking civil servants left Pangai Si‘i this afternoon, after agreeing to disperse at 2pm, while waiting for a judicial injunction they are seeking, against an order to leave Pangai Si‘i.
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Friday 12 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An excited crowd of strikers and their families surged onto Pangai Si‘i this morning, defying a police cordon that was attempting to shut down the area at the heart of the civil servants strike.
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Wednesday 10 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV has today called for an independent audit to review salaries of the kingdom's public service.
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