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Monday, February 7, 2011

Nurses Strike: FRETILIN appeals for calm, urges dialogue



Dili, 7 February 2011

Nurses Strike: FRETILIN appeals for calm, urges dialogue, tables motion for urgent debate on health by National Parliament.

FRETILIN parliamentary leader Aniceto Guterres today told journalists that his MPs in the Timor-Leste National Parliament today tabled a motion requesting an urgent debate due to a threatened strike action by health professionals, principally nurses, at the national Hospital.

He appealed to both health professionals and the government not to take precipitous action that will impact negatively on the public, urging them to maintain dialogue open to seek to resolve the current dispute.

“Like many of our people, we too have been concerned for some time with the state of our health system, mainly the unavailability of pharmaceutical and other medical supplies in clinics and hospitals throughout the country, as well as falling service delivery in the health sector. We get complaints from the general public all the time, everywhere we go. It is for these reasons, as well as the threatened strike action, that we have requested an urgent debate, so as that parliament itself can get to the bottom of a dispute that looks like dragging on. The Minister must come and explain why a dispute over pay and vocational conditions has resulted in threats of a strike, which is unprecedented for this sector,” Guterres said.

He called for all concerned “to look to continued dialogue, avoid direct action, as the means to overcome these differences that have emerged. It is in this spirit that we as a constitutional body of this state want an urgent debate, to further the process of dialogue and seek to find solutions in the best interests of all concerned,” he urged.

FRETILIN has asked that the Presidency of the National Parliament give due attention and schedule an urgent debate session.

For further information please contact Jose Teixeira MP on +670 728 7080

FRETILIN Ezigi Debate Urgensia Kona ba Situasaun Saude iha Timor-Leste



Dili, 7 Fevereiru 2011

“Greve Enfermeirus HNGV: FRETILIN Apela ba Calma, Husu Dialogo no Husu PN Halo Debate Urgensia Kona ba Greve nee no Governu de Facto Mai Explika PN”

Bancada FRETILIN ohin dader informa ba plenaria Parlamentu Nasional katak bancada sei hatama rekerimentu ba debate urgensia kona situasaun ameasa greve professionais saude nian iha Hospital Nasional Guido Valadares, no apela ba professionais saude no governu atu labele hola medidas atuasaun neebe bele iha impaktu negativu ba pasientes, maibe buka dalan dialogo hodi resolve problema ida nee.

Xefe bancada Deputadu Aniceto Guterres FRETILIN nian informa ida nee ba jornalistas mos ohin iha uma fukun ohin.

“Hanesan ema barak, ami mos preokupa ba situasaun grave barak neebe hamosu iha sector saude. Ami mos akompanha keixas katak ai-moruk la iha iha klinika no hospital barak. Tamba nee mak ami exigi katak presiza Parlamentu Nasional iha debate urgensia kona ba kestaun saude neebe hetan keixas barak, no presiza mos governu mai esplika tamba sa mak situasaun kona ba regime carreiras to’o iha situasaun ameasa greve? Ita hotu presiza buka resolve kestoens neebe haksesuk ita liu husi dalan dialogo. Nee mak debate urgensia nee buka atu halo, tulun
resolve tuir dialogo, nudar orgaun soberania neebe preokupa ho
situasaun,” deklara Sr. Aniceto Guterres.

Bancada FRETILIN husu ba mesa parlamentu atu respeita rekerimentu neebe bancada FRETILIN husu atu debate urgentemente kestaun ida neebe importante ba nasaun no povo tomak.

Ba informasaun tan dere ba Deputadu Jose Teixeira iha +670 728 7080

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Translation from Tetum:
Tempo Semanal - Dili, 31.01.2011

The President of the Republic, Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta has asked the Timor-Leste Government “not to suspend, or abandon, further talks”, with the oil company Woodside.

“We have to maintain dialogue with everyone,” President Horta said in response to the position taken by the government to close the doors to Woodside.

“Now we are not going to dialogue with an investor who has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in oil exploration? We depend totally on Bayu Undan. What if something happens with Bayu Undan? Like an earthquake or some other disaster, where will our revenues come from then?” questioned Horta.

“So we should look to an agreement as soon as we can. Not sell ourselves to them. We should hold constructive negotiations to find a solution that is also good for them, because after all they are not a charity, they are not Mother Teresa. They want a profit. All oil companies around the world are like that.”

“If we negotiate cleverly as the first constitutional government did with Conoco Phillips and the Australian Government with Bayu Undan and the Timor Sea Treaty, and now we should look towards how to implement the Greater Sunrise agreement.”

The President of the Republic suggested the AMP Government should seek the help of former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri to help in the negotiations with Australia.

“Call Dr. Alkatiri and seek his opinion too, give me the correct information. So that we can all put our heads together to find a strong strategy that is the best for Timor-Leste.” (TS)