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New Election Dates Set For Union: Saneem

The National Union of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Industries Employees (NUHCTIE) will conduct its second elections soon after its previous election was declared null and void. Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed
01 Sep 2015 11:45
New Election Dates Set For Union: Saneem
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem (sitting, second from left) with Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma (sitting, third from left) and staff of the Fijian Elections Office. Photo: Fijian Elections Office

The National Union of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Industries Employees (NUHCTIE) will conduct its second elections soon after its previous election was declared null and void.

Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem confirmed this at a press conference at the Fiji’s Elections Office in Suva yesterday.

The union elections last month, were declared null and voice, due to irregularities they found in the voter list.

“Now we will conduct the elections for this union again and the elections offi ce has set some very tight deadlines and I am sure the election will be conducted within a reasonable period of time straight after declaring the earlier election as non-acceptable.”

New timeframe for the election:

  • August 31st – membership listing finalised
  • 5th September- final member listing forwarded to general elections office by NUHCTIE secretariat.
  • September 15th –FEO will complete scrutiny of listing through methods explained by Supervisor of Elections.
  • September 18th -nominations opens for five days as per NUCHTIE rules.
  • September 24th -nominations closes
  • October 6th-7th-elections

Mr Saneem advised all members of the union to take note of these new dates. Yesterday, the FEO also hosted Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma.

Mr Sharma paid tribute to the work of Mr Saneem and his staff.

Feedback: arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj



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