Times issue: Trade unionists respond to State circular

Fiji Trades Union Congress general secretary Felix Anthony and Fijian Teachers Union general secretary Agni Deo Singh. Picture: FT FILE

TRADE unionists have hit back at the Education Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, on a circular issued to teachers nationwide last Sunday claiming that union bosses were spreading misinformation to teachers throughout the country.

Fiji Trades Union Congress general secretary Felix Anthony said FTUC was not happy with the approach taken by the Government against trade unions.

Fijian Teachers Union general secretary Agni Deo Singh said what AG claimed in the circular were “lies” and they would be formally responding to the issue tomorrow, along with the Fijian Teachers Association.

However, in a statement earlier released by FTA, the association’s president Netani Druavesi said there were a wide range of issues that needed union consultations and this included the introduction of contracts for teachers.

Read detailed reports on this issue in tomorrow’s edition (Tuesday, September 4, 2018) of The Fiji Times and in our e-Edition.

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