Australian TWU warns of travel disruption to Fiji over airport staff lock out

    Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) warned (21-Dec-2017) industrial action at Air Terminal Services (Fiji) could continue to affect operations in Fiji “over the coming weeks and months”, due to the ongoing lock out of some workers, including baggage handlers, check-in staff, engineers and caterers. The workers were barred from returning to work after attending a stakeholders meeting during working hours to discuss management, pay, conditions and other issues. The TWU called on Australia‘s Government to prevent visas being issued to workers sent from Australia to Fiji to replace the locked out employees. [more – original PR]