The Employment Tribunal has today ordered the Air Terminal Services to allow its workers it has stood down or suspended from duties without pay on or from 16th December last year to date, return to work in accordance with the terms of their employment contract.
It has also ordered ATS must give effect to the order by issuing to all such employees new work rosters, security access ID cards and any other pre start‑work requirements within 48 hours hereof.
The order also says ATS must thereafter and on a case by case basis ensure that the pay and entitlement of each employee are reviewed and where necessary reinstituted in accordance with the law.
It also says that the respondent Association and its members comply with the terms of the master agreement in order to secure and preserve amity and good relations between the company, association, and the employees and to resolve any difference of opinion or dispute between the parties.
Federated Airlines Staff Association General Secretary Vilikesa Naulumatua says they look forward to the court’s ruling being implenteted and everyone returning to work.
Fiji Trades Union Congress National Secretary Felix Anthony says the workers were prepared to return to work from the 16th of last month.
Meanwhile, ATS Acting CEO, Hare Mani says they have received the court ruling and are reviewing it before he comments on it.Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.