Mills on track for disaster

The military and police were on hand when sugar workers voted to go on strike. Over two thirds of workers turned out to vote and 90% of them voted to strike. It’s obvious they’re angry with the contempt they’ve been treated with for years. Khaiyum has come out immediately to say that one way or the other the mills will be kept going. If this is a threat to have the army take over running the mill, it sounds like a recipe for disaster. The Lautoka mill is currently closed due to an accident. Does Khaiyum want to see all the mills suffer the same fate? This would be a disater from which our sugar industry would never recover.
Radio Australia 29 July 2013, Fiji sugar workers vote to strike despite ‘intimidation’

Radio New Zealand 29 July, 2013 Fiji’s AG pleads to sugar workers not to strike
http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=77907

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