Fiji Trades Union Congress National Secretary Felix Anthony says the relationship between the government and the union has certainly improved as the government has reinstated the tripartite forum or the Employment Relations Advisory Board.
He says they have had a board meeting and are now looking forward to the Labour Law Review.
He says they are quite excited about the future with the new government in place and where the government has repeatedly pledged that they will respect workers rights and international convention.
While speaking during the signing of an agreement to reinstate Air Terminal Services workers who were fired during COVID-19, Anthony says it's been three very hard years for the workers at ATS, however, with the election of the new government, he believes there was a sigh of relief when the government announced that they would like to see the workers back to work.
Anthony says they hope this will be a start to a great relationship between the union, the board and management of ATS, and the spirit of worker participation at the airport is going to be revived and a more consultative approach to management and industrial relations at the airports will begin.
He says the FTUC stands ready to assist at anytime, should the Federated Airlines Staff Association union request.
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