Committee works on ERP Amendments Bill Report
June 23, 2015 7:17 pm
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights has wrapped up the public consultations on the Employment Relations Promulgation Amendments Bill.
Committee Chairman Ashneel Sudhakar says one of the tasks in drafting their report is how best to resolve the impasse between the trade unions and the employers.
“The other issue at, that has always hang around the Bill was the right to strike and that includes both essential and non-essential industry employers, they have been, from the unions naturally there’s been a push or an argument that Right to Strike should be made easier whereas the employer obviously, the Employer Federation, the Fiji Airways etc are of the opinion that rights to strike while it is a right, should not be used in a way that paralyses the industry and economy.”
A total of ten oral and two written submissions were made to the committee which is expected to finalise its draft report by the end of next week to be tabled in Parliament in July.