2 Aug 2011

Fiji union wary of Air Pacific profit share plans

3:13 pm on 2 August 2011

Fiji's Transport Workers Union says a profit sharing programme proposal for Air Pacific employees seems vague and not a good enough incentive for workers.

A statement from the company last week said the board of directors of Fiji's national airline has, in principle, approved management's recommendation for the proposal, but a finalised plan is yet to be approved.

The union's general secretary Kamlesh Kumar says the company recorded a loss of over 50-million US dollars last year, so it's likely to be some time before its profitable again.

Plus he says the board would also still determine what would be paid out to employees.

Kamlesh Kumar says the union has been kept in the dark and heard about it through local media.

"We as workers and as workers representatives do not have any control over what is contained in the proposals, neither what will be offered, or given to the employees therefore we repeat our claim that it is totally baseless, and it is hollow, and it does not mean anything."

Kamlesh Kumar