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Terminated Flight Attendants’ Lawyer Seeks An Early Hearing On Strikeout Application

Aleem Shah of the Nadi Employment Relations Tribunal has confirmed the Fiji Airways strikeout application hearing will be next month. The court case heard in Nadi yesterday was about the
24 Nov 2020 15:30
Terminated Flight Attendants’ Lawyer Seeks An Early Hearing On Strikeout Application
Terminated Fiji Airways Flight attendants’ in front of the Nadi Magistrates court in Nadi, on November 23, 2020. Photo: Mereleki Nai

Aleem Shah of the Nadi Employment Relations Tribunal has confirmed the Fiji Airways strikeout application hearing will be next month.

The court case heard in Nadi yesterday was about the strikeout application by Fiji Airways on the grievances brought forward by the former flight attendants who were terminated in May.

Representing former airline staff, Munro Leys lawyer Jon Apted, made a request to Mr Shah for an early hearing date because of the current airline recruitment.

“We are seeking an early hearing date because the airline is recruiting again, but they are not recruiting any of these grievants. For so long this is pending they cannot be considered,” he said.

“We are seeking an early hearing date in December on the strikeout application.”

Meanwhile, Lawyers Davenesh Sharma and Gul Fatima, who appeared for the airline, said that they are considering the matter and there is nothing stopping the former cabin crew from reapplying.

Mr Apted told the court that there were 245 in total who had raised their grievances where the airline company were not participating in the mediation of the staff.

“The company was not participating in the mediation of the staff. With your assistance and Mr Sharma’s assistance the company co-operated,” he said.

Mr Shah said if the court could first deal with the 12 terminated staff whereas Mr Apted said that the outcome of the application would also include the 245 complainants.

The matter will be called in Suva for December 16.

Munro Leys Lawyer Jon Apted speaking outside the court house in Nadi

Munro Leys Lawyer Jon Apted speaking outside the court house in Nadi to the former flight attendants.

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