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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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Saturday 27 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand's Judge Thomas Goddard will leave Tonga tomorrow night, and he said it was unfortunate that parties in the ongoing civil service strike were unable to agree on a process of mediation today.
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Friday 26 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Although the Tonga government this evening conceded to provide an interim salary scale and to provide a lump sum of money for independently adjudicated salary rises, the PSA has again refused to return to the negotiating table.
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Friday 26 August 2005
My spirit has been moved by the situation that goes on in our island paradise Tonga. I am saddened by the fact that our Noble leaders and some of the royal family could take for granted what God had blessed them with. - Kia Fualalo
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Friday 26 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Over 100 public civil servants sailed from ‘Eua this morning and marched from the Tu'imatamoana Wharf to join the civil service strike at Pangai Si'i, in Nuku‘alofa.
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Friday 26 August 2005
Ontario, Canada
It seems that little had been said on the third parties to this national strike, which are the public (people in the outer towns, NGOs, foreigners and tourists alike) and also the business community. - Brian Sutton
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Thursday 25 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Princess Regent, Princess Salote Pilolevu Tuita brought tears and comfort to civil servants strikers today who applauded her after she delivered a heartfelt speech at Pangai Si'i. Story and pictures by Linny Folau
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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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Sunday 21 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Any hope for a quick solution to the continuing national strike by Tonga's Civil Servants remains wishful thinking as we enter the fifth week of the strike, with both sides negotiating at a two steps forward and four steps backward speed. By Pesi Fonua
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Wednesday 17 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Offices and cars at Tonga College were smashed this morning, in an outbreak of violence by students, reportedly angered over the government's removal yesterday of their principal and head tutor during Tonga'’s ongoing civil service strike. Removed, Principal of Tonga College, Tu'amelie Faaitu'a (left) and his head tutor Lopaki Fifita
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Wednesday 17 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Tonga'’s Public Servants' strike entered its fourth week, Nunia Mone of the government'’s Public Service Commission claimed that more public servants have returned to work.
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Monday 15 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A rumour of public servants being dismissed from the civil service and that new doctors and teachers were being recruited from overseas, was denied this morning by Kelepi Makakaufaki, the Secretary for the Tonga Government's Public Service Commission.
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