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Fiji Airports: Arbitration Court Dismiss Union’s Claim, Orders Employees To Return To Work

Fiji Airports has been repeatedly requesting and urging controllers under strike to return to work from Monday 18 March.
30 Mar 2019 09:38
Fiji Airports:  Arbitration Court Dismiss Union’s Claim, Orders Employees To Return To Work

A few more of our air traffic controllers returned to work . All international and domestic scheduled flights remain on schedule. As of this morning Fiji Airports has allowed skydive operations to recommence out of Nadi with drop off at Malolo.

The Arbitration Court convened yesterday and dismissed FPSA’s and some controllers application to uplift the return to work order; and restated its orders of Tuesday 26 March for controllers to forthwith report to work.

On Wednesday 20 March the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations declared some of the controllers action  to take coordinated leave from Monday 18 March an unlawful strike.

Fiji Airports has been repeatedly requesting and urging controllers under strike to return to work from Monday 18 March. Numerous meetings have been held.

Numerous letters have been written for the workers to return to work.

Some controllers remain in disobedience of lawful orders.

Fiji Airports having requested for 12 days for controllers on strike to return to work has to abide by the law.

Fiji Airports has no choice but to issue suspension letters to some controllers for their continued disobedience of lawful orders despite our best efforts and will institute disciplinary inquiry against these workers. Due process will be followed.


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