New Zealand Council of Trade Unions shows solidarity for Nadi Airport ground handling staff

15 January, 2018

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions reported (12-Jan-2018) 50 people protested outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington to support 200 ground handling staff at Nadi Airport who have been locked out by Air Terminal Services (ATS). NZ Council of Trade Unions secretary Sam Huggard commented: "We were dismayed and angered to hear that after workers returned from their emergency shareholders' meeting on 16 December [2017], a meeting addressing issues of management of the company, sexual harassment and an 11 year pay freeze, they were locked out... Tourism is a major enterprise in Fiji, and for the industry to be successful it must create decent jobs where workers are well supported and respected. The sooner ATS appreciates this the better". [more - original PR]