You are here

Results for Government

Friday 3 February 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga

THERE will be no changes to terms that Tonga agreed to in its accession to the World Trade Organisation WTO, according to Paulo Kautoke, the Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Commerce and Industries.

Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 12 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Teachers employed by the Tongan government are threatening to go out on strike again on January 23, after today accusing the Ministry of Education of unfairly withholding promotions this year from teachers who joined the 2005 strike.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 5 January 2006
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The draft of a new Employment Relations Bill for Tonga will be presented to Cabinet this month with the aim of enacting it later this year, Tonga's Minister for Labour, Commerce and Industries, Dr Feleti Sevele, said yesterday.
Node is premium Premium content
Monday 12 December 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Government's public service will close down next week, on December 22 at 4:30 pm for the beginning of their Christmas and New Year holidays.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 3 November 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Tonga enters the last stage of its accession to the World Trade Organisation this month, a workshop to help familiarize and educate Tongans on International Trade Policies was held in Nuku‘alofa on November 2-3.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 5 October 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
It will be a big pay day for many of Tonga's civil servants next week when they collect back pay for the weeks they were on strike.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 27 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Fewer customs officers and a restructured Customs Department were the secrets for a successful tax collection by the Customs and Trade Division (CTD) during August, according to the Commissioner for Revenue, Sifita Tangi.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 23 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's six week long strike by the Civil Servants could have been avoided, believes Sione Tu'alau Mangisi, a retired Chief Establishment Officer.
Node is premium Premium content
Friday 16 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga'’s civil servants have elected Fotu Fisi'iahi and incumbent member Manu 'Akau'ola to be their representatives to the Retirement Fund Board for the next three years.
Node is premium Premium content
Wednesday 14 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's civil servants will cast their votes tomorrow to elect their representatives to the Retirement Fund Board, which is responsible for the management of the now $50 million retirement fund established in 1999.
Node is premium Premium content
Thursday 8 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government was back in full operation today, according to Kelepi Makakaufaki, the Secretary for the Public Service Commission.
Node is premium Premium content
Tuesday 6 September 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
In the largest protest march in Tonga's history over 10,000 people gathered outside the Royal Palace today calling on the King of Tonga to dismiss the Prime Minister, Prince 'Ulukalala Lavaka Ata, and all of his 14 Cabinet Ministers. Photos by Pesi Fonua and Linny Folau
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content
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.
Node is premium Premium content

Pages