Employment Relations Tribunal rules in favor of ATS strikers
January 20, 2018 4:00 am
Air terminal services workers who have been on strike for five weeks will now return to work following a ruling by the Employment Relations Tribunal at the Nadi Magistrates Court this afternoon.
The Tribunal held their last meeting and ruled in favor of more than two hundred striking workers.
The ruling includes workers return with no conditions and receive full back pay from December 16th last year.
The Tribunal has also given the ATS management 48 hours to respond or risk being in contempt of court.
ATSET Secretary Vili Finau told FBC News they will soon publish the court ruling for public knowledge adding they’re still celebrating the news.
“We’re able to get back to normal lives and continue with work and we also just want to reassure all our customers, that we’re ready to go back to work to serve them with professional service as we have always done..”
Meanwhile, attempts to get comments from Acting ATS chief executive Hare Mani proved futile whereas ATS Manager Human Resources declined to comment on the matter at this stage.