Niue govt looks to cut work hours

Niue govt looks to cut work hours

Niue govt looks to cut work hours

Updated 30 March 2012, 15:41 AEDT

The Niue Government is looking at new ways of reducing its spending, after widespread opposition to plans to cut public servants' work hours by 20 per cent.

The Pacific News Service reports, the government needs to cut about one million US dollars from its spending over the next five months.

It wanted public servants to go on a four-day week, but the Chamber of Commerce and the Public Service Association are strongly opposed to the move.

Niue's Finance minister says the government is still considering cutting workers hours by ten per cent.

A decision is likely to be announced next week.

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