Union challenges Khaiyum sackings

The General Secretary of the Public Service Association, Rajeshwar Singh, has challenged the sacking of some 200 workers in Fiji Hardwood Corporation Limited with no consultion or warning. The sackings were on the orders of Khaiyum in his capacity as Minister for state businesses. Rajeshwar Singh said FHCL was doomed when it was denied access to mahogany logs by the Mahogany Decree. It looks like the mill equipment will be sold to other millers or scrapped as the mills have no chance of continuing in operation. Rajeshwar Singh says this is in contravention of the Employment Regulation Promulgation 207 but that means nothing to Khaiyum. The chances of challenging Khaiyum’s actions in the courts he controls are nil.

Radio New Zealand 27 June, 2013 Fiji union goes to court over hardwood mill redundancies

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