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ATS strikers request to meet with Prime Minister

January 6, 2018 7:34 pm

A day after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama hit out at politicians and unionists for using ATS workers for their own political gain, the ATS employers trust responded calling on the Prime Minister to meet and have a talk with the workers.

Bainimarama on Friday declared the ATS strike illegal however ATSET Secretary Vili Finau is requesting the Prime Minister to witness the situation at hand and listen to the grievances of the ATS employees.

“I would like to just say to the Prime Minister to do the honorable thing and honor us with your presence by being there physically just to come and listen to what we have to say and perhaps to get a better idea and a better a feel of what we are going through at ATS we believe we can come to a resolution solution in due course and we hope sooner better than later.”

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However Voreqe Bainimarama stated that Fijians should not buy into false promises from people such as high earning trade union officials and opportunistic politicians.

“We should not allow employees to be used by people with ulterior motives to breach the law and to prejudice the well-being and the best interests of the workers and all Fijians. We should not allow ordinary people to be used as tools for political gain. And we should not allow that behavior to stall our great journey forward.”

The ATS saga is now into its 23rd day.

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