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26 ATS workers return to work

06:14 Tue Jan 02, 2018

Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: FBC News

Twenty-six Air Terminal Services workers have returned to work after signing a letter drafted by the board.

These employees are being welcomed back by their Colleagues and Managers.

The ATS management says this is contrary to allegations of victimisation in the media made by Union Officials and Politicians.

The management also adds while there is no victimization, there are consequences for misconduct in the way of returning workers will receive a warning letter.

It is also clear that political parties and the Fiji Trades Union Congress with the Fiji Public Service Association are using the workers for political gain rather than encouraging the smooth operations at Nadi International Airport.

ATS says these political parties are calling on those who abandoned their post not to acknowledge their wrong but instead are encouraging and financially supporting the situation.

The number of political figures visiting the site does not help employees acknowledge their wrong doing, bring an amicable remedy to the situation or assure ATS that a similar illegal walk out affecting operations will not reoccur.

The ATS Chairman’s offer is based on the condition that employees acknowledge their unlawful walkout or unexplained absence.

Returning employees and management urge other employees on strike to take advantage of this offer and to call the Company if they wish to seek further clarification.

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