Public Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad has depicted Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and his administration’s reaction to the supplication for help from an ended Fiji Airways airline steward as harsh, uncaring, crooked and a complete absence of social obligation.
Bainimarama has said that he can’t meddle with the Fiji Airways board and the executives choice to re-recruit laborers that were given up not long ago.
A previous airline steward of Fiji Airways, Orisi Rayaqona had mentioned Bainimarama on the off chance that he could help the laborers that were ended in May this year in landing their positions back with Fiji Airways as they are enrolling once more.
Rayaqona who has worked for the organization throughout the previous 30 years says he is carrying the issue to the head of the country, with the desire for getting help.
The Prime Minister says sadly, he can’t take care of business.
He says he never meddles with any board and any chairmanship of any board.
Bainimarama says he generally leaves it to the load up and the CEOs to choose what is useful for the organization.
Anyway Professor Biman Prasad says Bainimarama’s remarks that he was unable to meddle with the choice of the Fiji Airways Board and Management in firing the laborers and afterward publicizing their responsibilities to select new airline stewards demonstrated the administration’s absence of sympathy for the jobless.
Prasad says this is a debilitated joke on the grounds that the aircraft is possessed by the Government of Fiji, which is answerable for its tasks and activities. He says the carrier goes under the obligation of the Economy Minister whose manager is the Prime Minister.
The NFP Leader brought up the issue whether the Prime Minister is presently saying that he can’t mediate and advise the Economy Minister to guide the Board to treat ended specialists with tolerability and accord them reasonable and just treatment.
He likewise brought up the issue on whether the legislature, under the regulation of duty, through the Economy Minister brought to Parliament a movement to support a $455 million government ensure for the aircraft on 25th May – amusingly the very day Fiji Airways immediately excused just about 800 specialists without regarding the Collective Agreement with their association as far as paying them a repetition bundle.
Prasad says the Prime Minister must realize that the buck stops with him.
He says if any of his Ministers neglect to guarantee that arrangements in regard of upgrading the occupation of laborers are clung to, they ought to leave, similarly as the then Finance Minister Charles Walker did in 1983 when it came to actualizing the Nicole and Hurst work assessment practice in the common assistance.