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State accused of wage 'blackmail'

Aqela Susu
Thursday, September 21, 2017

THE Confederation of Public Sector Unions (CPSU) and the Fiji Labour Party have labelled the Government's civil service reforms which allow civil servants to get a pay rise only if they sign the new contract as "blackmail".

Acting Prime Minister, Attorney-General and Minister for Civil Service Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told civil servants at a consultation in Nausori on Monday that if they did not want to sign the new contracts, they did not have to but they would not qualify for the pay rise.

In a statement yesterday, former prime minister and FLP leader Mahendra Chaudhry called on the public sector unions to take a strong stand against what was being done by authorities.

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