The illegal AG has publicly declared through his propaganda media the illegal government will no longer deduct union levy from civil servants pay which has been a way for the civil servants to remain solidified over the years.
This means that all members whose union levy will not be deducted will loose benefits from the union thus Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum intends to reduce union power. It’s a political decision that’s he has opted to exercise because currently he is Acting Prime Minister and Finance Minister with Voreqe Bainimarama away in Mozambique and now South Africa.
So he has passed the decree on the above without consultation with unions and civil servants, in effect cancelling automatic access of civil servants to unions.
There are Unions like, Fiji Police Credit Unions, Nurses Unions etc, and members are given loans and benefits on the basis of their contributions and thousands of civil servants relay on these. There are existing loans and this decree means that now automatic deductions will be stopped and people will have to find time to go and pay themselves.
The automatic deductions are also a security measure for these loans and this decree will cause havoc in the unions and civil servants.
So now AG has openly done what the unionist were saying all along; unions rights being thrown out in this dictatorship country, people abused, prices going up today on food and fuel. It is time that we civil servants said 'enough is enough' and stand up for our rights.
It's time that international unions stand up to support innocent people in Fiji and uphold the ILO conventions. A group of these illegal cronies against the might of the people power, time to stand and fight or be silenced forever.
"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." Mahatma Gandhi