PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Employees of Frabelle PNG Ltd. in Lae, Papua New Guinea, will extend their strike until Monday to demand feedback to their petition from headquarters in Manila, Philippines.

More than 2,000 workers walked off their jobs on Monday, leaving all sections and departments in the fish factory unattended to demand a meaningful increase in their pay.

The employees want double time for weekend work, as well as improved working conditions.

The workers had presented their petition to the company management.

Spokesman Matthew Som said the response they received from the management in Lae did not satisfy many employees.

He said they would continue to boycott work this week and return on Monday to get feedback.

"If we get positive feedback from the management in Manila regarding our two-point petition, then we will come back to work and if not, we will take another option to address the issue," Som said.