Bainimarama calls on unions to follow the law in relation to strike action

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says the constitution is clear for unions and their members wanting to take strike action. He says they have the right to strike provided the strike is termed legal and all the provisions are exhausted.

While speaking to Fijivillage Bainimarama said that it sounds like Fiji Teachers Union General Secretary, Agni Deo Singh wants the 14,000 civil servants who are members of the public sector unions, to break the law.

Bainimarama says the Bill of Rights is clear and the unions have to follow the processes of negotiation and then a legitimate strike ballot before they can take strike action. He stresses that everything should be done within the law.

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