9 Jan 2018

Fiji MP says ATS needs to admit fault

6:33 pm on 9 January 2018

An opposition MP says Fiji's Air Terminal Services company knows it is in the wrong but is being stubborn, leading an industrial dispute into its fourth week.

Nadi International Airport, Fiji

Nadi International Airport, Fiji Photo: RNZI/Sally Round

Up to 200 staff have been off work since 16 December, saying they were locked out for attending a meeting.

ATS said the gathering amounted to illegal strike action.

The firm, which provides baggage, catering and engineering services at Nadi airport, said it was bringing in about 150 people to temporarily fill jobs created by the dispute.

MP Mosese Bulitavu said ATS was being stubborn and needed to admit it was in the wrong.

"The ATS management, I think they have realised some of the problems and they are trying to cover their tracks for some wrong decisions and they just cannot admit that they were wrong," said Mr Bulitavu.

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