4 Jul 2007

3 more public sector unions in Fiji to give strike notice

6:17 am on 4 July 2007

Three more public sector unions in Fiji will lodge their 28-day notices this week to go on strike.

The Fijian Teachers Association, the Viti National Union of Taukei Workers and the Public Employees Union had asked the interim administration to restore the 5% pay cut imposed on civil servants by next month and keep the retiring age at 60.

All three unions have a mainly indigenous membership and are affiliated with the Fiji Council of Trade Unions.

They decided to give their strike notices after a cabinet meeting yesterday rejected their proposal.

Three other unions affiliated to the Fiji Trades Union Congress had given their strike notices two weeks ago.

They are the Fiji Public Service Association, the Fiji Teachers Union and the Fiji Nurses Association.