Fiji crisis: ITF & ITUC alert the ILO

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) have today written to the director-general of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) calling on him to urgently intervene in the unfolding situation in Fiji. The general secretary of the Fiji Trades Union Council, Felix Anthony, was interrogated by police on consecutive days – […]

January 27, 2018

ITF welcomes win for Fijian aviation workers

The ITF has welcomed the ruling by the Fijian Employment Relations Tribunal that ordered the return of all Air Terminal Services (ATS) employees illegally locked out since December 16, 2017. In addition to ordering the return of all workers, on 20 January the tribunal ordered that all pay and entitlements from the time of the […]

January 24, 2018

Fiji judge orders end to month-long lockout of airport workers (

A Fiji judge has ordered an end to the month-long lockout of workers at the country’s main international airport. More than 200 service and maintenance workers have been suspended without pay since December, when they attended a meeting to discuss grievances with their employer, ATS. ATS said the gathering amounted to illegal strike action, and […]

January 20, 2018

Fiji: End the lockout at Nadi Airport (LabourStart)

Workers at Fiji’s international airport have been locked out since before Christmas because they dared to challenge management. The company that provides ground services at the airport is owned mostly by the Fijian government, but 49% of the shares are owned by the workers. For that reason, the workers tried to raise issues at shareholder […]

January 4, 2018