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Economy Minister hopes good sense will prevail in FTUC saga

April 28, 2019 8:13 am

Minister for Economy and Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum hopes good sense will prevail as the Fiji Trade Union Congress plans on holding a nationwide protest and a protest march next week.

Despite Police confirming they’ve yet to receive a permit application from the union, FTUC General Secretary Felix Anthony says they will maintain their stand.

Anthony says they want to raise their disappointment in relation to six issues which involves various union members.

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FTUC says they have applied for a permit to march in Nadi next Saturday and are now awaiting approval.

Sayed-Khaiyum hopes common sense will prevail.

“Let’s not abuse the process. Of course there are certain laws regarding strikes. Again you have to give proper notice, there is particular time periods so again they would have effectively not being compliance with various laws pertaining to strikes if they were to do something like that next week. I hope common sense and goodwill will prevail.”

FBC News also questioned Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Parveen Kumar on the planned protest, he declined to comment.

 

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