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FTUC strongly disagrees with the government’s decision to have individual contracts for civil servants

FTUC strongly disagrees with the government’s decision to have individual contracts for civil servants

By Iva Danford
Monday 26/02/2018
FTUC National Secretary Felix Anthony

The Fiji Trades Union Congress strongly disagrees with the government’s decision to have individual contracts for civil servants.

Speaking toFijivillage, FTUC National Secretary Felix Anthony says that this will be one of the issues that they will be fighting for in the build up to the 7th April march and rally and when the public sector unions conduct their own rallies.

Meanwhile, the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum has earlier stated that 5 year term contracts for civil servants does not mean that there is insecurity of employment.

Sayed‑Khaiyum says the government’s stand is that people should be appointed on merit and no one can just terminate the contract of civil servants without going through the disciplinary guidelines and natural justice provisions.

He had said that if civil servants believe that they did not get a fair decision, they can always go to the Employment Tribunal and the High Court.

Felix Anthony has also confirmed that they have already submitted their application for the permit of the 7th April march and rally in Suva.

Anthony hopes that this time around there will be more efficiency in the system and that the permit is issued well before the march so that preparations can be made earlier.

He says that the public sector unions have organized rallies and they will be making announcements later on when these rallies are expected to take place.

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