29 Jan 2014

People still to be questioned over illegal Fiji hotel strike

4:29 pm on 29 January 2014

The police in Fiji say they still have more people to question regarding an illegal strike at Sheraton Hotels in Nadi on New Year's eve.

About 300 hotel employees walked off the job, reportedly over pay issues, but an interim settlement was reached within hours despite the labour minister declaring the strike illegal.

The Fiji Sun reported that the management of the Sheraton hotels agreed to pay workers who were on strike.

Six people were arrested in relation to the strike this month, and a spokesperson for Nadi police says their case is now before the courts, although he would not say whether more arrests are possible.

A spokesperson for the Sheraton resorts in Fiji declined comment, saying the company will not be making any statement in relation to the matter.