9 Apr 2015

Reinstatement of Fiji union check-offs queried

8:20 am on 9 April 2015

The Fiji Public Service Association says while it welcomes an agreement to reinstate union subscription deductions, it's still waiting to find out when it will come into effect.

Its general secretary, Rajeshwar Singh, says the government stopped union check-offs in 2011 without giving any reason or liaising with unions.

He says following an agreement made at the International Labour Office in Geneva at the end of March, union subscription deductions of about three US dollars per member would be reinstated.

But Mr Singh says there's no indication from the government of when that will be.

"To us it makes little sense. Because if the reductions were stopped as at that date, it should be just restarted, recommenced. The point is that they aren't talking to us yet. They have not started talking to us."

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