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Friday 5 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Public Servants Association ended negotiation talks with a Cabinet Sub Committee yesterday Thursday, by rejecting a new offer for a 10%, 20% and 30% pay rise.
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Thursday 4 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Health workers, including doctors, nurses, dentists and supporting staff at Tonga's main Vaiola Hospital meeting this evening decided to strike, starting at 12.30 pm tomorrow, Friday.
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Thursday 4 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Donations of food and cash have been flowing in to Tonga's striking civil servants, and since their national strike began on July 22 the local business community and individuals have contributed nearly $40,000 to the Public Service Association.
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Thursday 4 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Prince Tu‘’ipelehake is set to lead the striking civil servants on a planned march to the King set for Monday August 8 if Government still does not accept their plea by tomorrow, Friday August 5.
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Wednesday 3 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
As Tonga's national strike went into its thirteenth day on August 3, over 100 Tonga College students marched along Taufa'ahau Road from Lopaukamea Hall and through the central Nuku'alofa business area to Pangai Si'i, singing songs to show support for their striking teachers.
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Tuesday 2 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
nga's striking civil servants on Monday, August 1, rejected a new offer from government, while the PSA says it will call out doctors and nurses and airport workers later this week if they can't get more money.
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Monday 1 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The stand off between the Tonga government and some 3,000 striking public servants has reached a stalemate, as government has begun trying to explain what the salary revision was all about.
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Monday 1 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A different colour was added to the national strike at Pangai Si'i this morning when 30 students from various forms at Tonga High School arrived to support their teachers and the public servants.
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Monday 1 August 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan government public servants yesterday, Sunday , July 31, sought "Divine Intervention" for a solution to their 10 day old salary dispute with the government of Tonga. tThe strike involving about 3000 civil servants has so far been a peaceful one.
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Saturday 30 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Public Servants Association PSA this morning rejected last night's offer by government for a 12.5% salary rise across the board, as they enter the ninth day of their strike.
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Friday 29 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Cabinet has this evening offered striking civil servants a 12.5% rise across the board.
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Thursday 28 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
An independent mediation that was this morning successful in winning agreement in principle for an immediate return to work by striking civil servants, has been rejected outright by Tonga's Prime Minister.
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Wednesday 27 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's independent media was barred by staff of the Prime Minister's Office this evening from attending a "Press Announcement " made by Cabinet Ministers after Cabinet rejected parliament 's attempt to resolve an ongoing civil service strike.
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Tuesday 26 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga governments schools will close for two weeks starting today July 26 as over 1400 teachers join a national strike of civil servants.
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Tuesday 26 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Striking civil servants who are "seeking justice" fear that unqualified staff may be put in by government to keep Tonga's ports of entry open this week, and they warn that that planes and ships might be stranded.
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Monday 25 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
onga's public servants rejected a call by the Acting Prime Minister on Friday to return to work this morning, Monday, instead, following a high-spirited rally at the Queen Salote Hall over 2000 public servants marched to the Tongan parliament at noon, and presented to the Speaker of the House, Hon. Veikune. a copy of their Friday Letter to the Prime Minister. Photos by Linny Folau
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Saturday 23 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Acting Prime Minister Hon. James Cecil Cocker has urged all civil servants to report to work on Monday.
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Friday 22 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's public servants refused to accept "No" for an answer from Cabinet today July 22, and will continue their strike action into next week.
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Thursday 21 July 2005
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tongan Government is facing a national crisis of unknown proportions as a large meeting of angry public servants and supporters decided this evening to stop work, starting tomorrow July 22, at 8.30 am.
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Wednesday 20 July 2005
Nuku‘alofa,T onga
Tonga's Public Servants will meet tomorrow, July 21, in a pay dispute amid repeated calls for a national strike after government failed to reply to complaints arising from huge disparities in salaries.The President of the Public Servants Association, Finau Tutone, confirmed today July 20 that there had been no response from government to a letter of grievances that the PSA presented to Paula Ma'u, the Deputy Secretary of the Prime Minister on July 15.
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