The minster for employments Praveen Bala says that 35 Air Traffic Controllers who aren’t attending work and have taken leave is a “strike” and is “unlawful”.
In a press release yesterdayMinister Bala declared that the conduct of the Fiji Airports Traffic Management workers constitutes unlawful strike in accordance to Employments Relations Act 2007.
From 18th to 21st March, a total of 32 Air Traffic Controllers have taken official leave including family leave.
They have demanded increase in their pay from Airports Fiji Limited.
The Minister said that the workers have been cordinating and have refused to attend works which amounts to unlawful strike.