Telecom Fiji Limited issued redundancy notices to 177 employees today.
It's believed most of the workers affected are in the Western Division.
TFL is going ahead with redundancy despite the Fiji Posts & Telecommunication Employees Association taking the matter to the Employment Tribunal about two weeks ago.
The company claimed it was cutting costs and was making workers redundant based on performance despite employment laws disallowing such a move.
Sources say TFL was today offering packages of three months pay upfront, plus two weeks pay for each year of service. This is up from its initial offer of two months upfront plus one week for each year of service. Under the latest package, an employee who has worked for 20 years will receive a year’s pay.
According to sources, the Union was not consulted by TFL before it contravened its assurance to the Tribunal it wouldn't enforce redundancy until the Tribunal ruled.
According to sources the Union was also not consulted on the redundancy package or the number of employees to be dismissed.
The workers who've been made redundant have been told not to report to work from tomorrow.
The union is understood to be exploring what course of action it can take.
Just Wednesday, the interim Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, in his national address - supposedly outlining a strategic framework for change - stated a new focus would be building sound relations with workers and trade unions.