NFP questions whether Fiji TV has implemented redundancies
September 29, 2015 6:45 pm
National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad is calling on Fiji Television and its majority owners Fijian Holdings Limited to clarify whether it’s implementing a redundancy plan.
Prasad says they’ve gathered information on a demoralized workforce due to the imposition of the redundancy plan as well as interference in the operations, especially in the News by the executive management.
However FHL Chief Executive Nouzab Fareed has stood by his earlier statement that there have been no redundancies – but Fiji TV will offer a package to anyone who leaves voluntarily.
The NFP Leader is also questioning whether Fiji One, the free-to-air channel will be shut down on Sky Pacific on October 1st, denying thousands of Sky Pacific subscribers access live coverage of Rugby World Cup.
Fareed says they have not yet handed over Sky Pacific to Digicel which expects to have a license for its pay TV services in a matter of days.
Digicel Fiji Chief Executive Darren McLean was in a meeting when contacted by FBC News last night.