The days of picketing for the Air Terminal Services staff is now over.
The ATS workers that had been suspended from duties without pay from the 16th of December last year have returned to work this morning.
Following the Fiji’ Employment Relations Tribunal ruling the ATS staff will also recieve a full back pay from December 16th with no conditions upon their return.
The ATS management says it notes, without prejudice, that the decision from the Tribunal does not prevent any disciplinary measures from being taken against the workers for abandoning their positions and engaging in an unlawful walkout.
The company says that it is seeking legal advice on certain aspects of the Tribunal’s decision to consider additional legal steps.
ATS is implementing the decision from the Tribunal for the employees that stood down or suspended from duties and is allowing them to return to work.
ATS says it remains concerned about security and will also be enhancing security measures to prevent any further economic sabotage from taking place in the workplace to ensure there are no serious disruptions to ATS services and threats which would have adverse impact on the Fijian economy.