#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: BREAKING - FTA's Tevita Koroi terminated

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

BREAKING - FTA's Tevita Koroi terminated

Fijian Teachers Association President Tevita Koroi has been terminated as Principal of Nasinu Secondary School.

A letter was delivered to him last night informing him of the decision by the Public Service Commission.

The decision to sack Koroi comes at the end of the first day of the Annual Conference of Fijian teachers being held at the Suva Civic Centre.

Members attending the conference were this morning told of the decision.

Koroi was suspended in December 2008, after his comments at the launch of Movement for Democracy in Fiji (MD Fiji).

He was officiating at the launch as Master of Ceremonies in his capacity as FTA President, which is affiliated to the Fiji Islands Council of Trade Unions, and made a comment that angered the interim government.

In his comments he said it was two years since the December coup and it was time that Fiji returned to democracy and parliamentary rule. He also said that the interim government must take the country to free and fair elections as soon as possible.

Koroi was suspended following this and disciplinary proceedings were instituted against him.

During the disciplinary hearing, Koroi told PSC that he made his comments in accordance with the provisions of Freedom of expression enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the 1997 Constitution and also the Labour laws of Employment Relations Promulgation of April last April.

But the PSC found him guilty of misconduct.

According to PSC Koroi being a civil servant is restricted from making political comments and therefore breached PSC regulations governing the conduct of civil servants.

Koroi's position as FTA President is unclear because of termination of his employment.

But sources say he has two more years left of his current term and members want him to stay on because they believe their President has been victimised by the interim government.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another victim of the corrupt regime!!

Anonymous said...

"Rerevaka na Kalou ka doka na Tui" Is this still the emblem/motto for Fiji? "Fear God and Honor the King"
Please lets be prayer warriors for Fiji,asap,Miracles will happen in whatever situation we are.Lets bind together for Fiji.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

How about the military officers who instigated the military coup, did they not abuse their positions by using the country's firepower against the very people that they are suppose to protect?
Everyone is calling for a return to parliamentary democracy, even the people who are running the regime.

May be some of these people do not want to be told what is right and just.