25 Jul 2007

Talks continue in Fiji in attempt to avert next week's planned strike by other unions

12:53 pm on 25 July 2007

Talks are continuing in Fiji today between the interim Public Service Minister, Poseci Bune and the Fiji Council of Trade Unions, or FICTU, in an attempt to avert next week's planned strike.

FICTU, which includes the Fijian Teachers Union, Viti National Union of Taukei Workers and Public Employees Union, have claims similar to the Fiji Nursing Association, whose members are currently on strike.

The grievances include the full restoration of the 5 pay cent pay cut by the interim Government and the retirement age remaining at 60 instead of 55.

The interim Government has already offered to make concessions but the council has rejected them.