21 Mar 2007

Fiji PSC restates warning that strikes are illegal

1:45 pm on 21 March 2007

Fiji's Public Service Commission has restated the military's repeated warning that public servants are not allowed to go on strike.

The Fiji-Live website quotes the Commission Chairman, Rishi Ram, as saying public servants will be taken to task if they take part in any strike.

The military-backed interim government has presented a new budget and decided to cut pays by five percent and to lower the retirement age to 55.

Fiji Public Service Association has ballotted its members who reportedly are in support of a strike.

The military commander has asked the public service not to strike.