Decent Work in the Solomon Islands
With joint funding from UnionAID and Australia’s APHEDA-Union Aid Abroad the Workers Union Solomon Islands is undertaking a 9 month union organising project. This project aims to organise 3,000 workers from 7 public and private sector workplaces into unions. Many of these workplaces had collective agreements under a previous union SINUW and once union membership is re-established WUSI hopes to have these collective agreements transferred to so they can once again be actively enforced and wages renegotiated.
Collectively negotiating for higher wages and better work conditions will help workers increase their income and through that improve their family’s livelihood. This is particularly vital for the cannery and plantation workers many of whom earn at our just above the minimum wage of NZ$0.75/hr.