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National strike if no resolution, says FTUC

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, January 14, 2018

THE Fiji Trades Union Congress says it is prepared to hold a national strike if the Air Terminal Services issue is not resolved soon.

Speaking to thousands of people at a rally held at Nadi District School grounds yesterday after a march through Nadi Town, national secretary Felix Anthony said the onus was on Government to take immediate steps to end the impasse which has entered the 28th day.

"If we don't see a resolution, as I have said before, we are going to seriously consider further action," he said.

"We have applied for another march in Suva on February 24.

"We are going to go to the Capital and show them that the crowd's going to be bigger.

"And we will be asking all our unions to start thinking about a national strike.

"Let's shut this country down if we have to.

"Today (yesterday) we just shut down Nadi Town and we are going to shut down bigger things if we don't get a resolution to this.

"We are prepared to go as long as it takes us."

Questions sent to Air Terminal Services, the Prime Minister's Office, ATS chairperson and Attorney-General were not answered when this edition went to press last night.

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