Friday, 17 July 2009 8:07 AM

Public Employees Union to Submit Claims to Government

The Solomon Islands Public Employees Union, says the Union will soon submit to the government outstanding and current issues in a new log of claims.

SIPEU General Secretary Paul Belande says the Union is lodging the claims in view of the recent increases of Parliamentarian entitlements.

Mr Belande says these claims include the Pension Bill 2007, Housing Entitlement Scheme, Long Service Benefit; Variable Cost of Living Adjustment and pay increase 2009.

He says the other claims are for some SIPEU members such as the tsunami ex-gratia payment, special allowances to Customs, Quarantine, Immigration, Aviation and the Corporate Services in the Ministry of Health.

Mr Belande says Governments must promote decent work practices and be committed to member's welfares and work place democracy.

He says since the government has increased entitlements to parliamentarians, SIPEU will follow suit and will submit its claims to the government.

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