A few air traffic controllers return to work
March 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Fiji Airports have confirmed that a few more air traffic controllers have returned to work.
It says that all international and domestic flights remain on schedule.
The Arbitration Court convened yesterday afternoon and dismissed Fiji Public Service Association and some controllers’ application to uplift the return to work order and restated its orders of Tuesday for controllers’ to forthwith report to work.
On Wednesday, the Minister for Employment declared some of the controllers’ action to take coordinated leave from March 18th as an unlawful strike.
Fiji Airports has been requesting and urging controllers’ under strike to return to work from March 18th and numerous meetings have been held with letters being given to workers’ to return to work.
They say that they have requested for 12 days for controllers on strike to return to work and to abide by the law, however, some controllers continued disobeying lawful orders.
Fiji Airports adds they had no choice but to issue suspension letters to some controllers for their continued disobedience.
Due process will be followed.
Meanwhile, Fiji Airports has allowed skydive operations to recommence out of Nadi with drop off at Malolo.