"Editor, please ask FTUC and tell us where to lodge applications if compensation exceeds $F25,000. Hope you will get answers from FTUC and publish accordingly.THIS is serious indeed."
The list of agreements are now as follows:
a) Restoration of the Check-Off facilities;
b) Reduction of the notice period for strike from 28 days to 14 days;
c) Reinstatement of individual grievances which were discontinued by the ENI Decree as well as the ERP Amendment Decree (2011) shall be reinstated and determined by the Arbitration Court for expeditious adjudication;
d) Invitation to ILO to provide technical assistance and expertise to assist ERAB to consider, gauge and determine the list of essential services and industries;
e) Removal of all references to bargaining units in the ERP (as amended by the Act) and allowing workers to freely join or form a trade union (including an enterprise trade union) under the ERP;
f) Removal of sections 191X and 191BC of the ERP (as amended by the Act);
g) Any worker who was employed in an essential national industry or a designated corporation or designated company under the ENI decree and whose employment was terminated during the operation of the ENI Decree has the right to make an application to the Arbitration Court for compensation. Any such application must be made to the Arbitration Court within 28 days and the jurisdiction of the Arbitration Court for such application shall be limited to compensation not exceeding FJ$25,000.00. No applications shall be made for:
I. Terminations of appointment on the basis of established, proven or admitted corruption, abuse of office, fraud and theft;
II. Terminations of appointment whereby the facts and situation which led to determination has resulted in the worker being convicted for an offence; and
h) Any trade union which was deregistered as a result of the ENI Decree shall be entitled to apply to be registered again in accordance with the ERP and shall not be required to pay any registration fees which may be applicable, provided however that that trade union must apply for registration within 7 days.
As a result of this Joint Implementation Report, all parties have agreed that there is no need whatsoever for the ILO to pursue the Article 26 Complaint any further as the Parties agree that all relevant issues are resolved. Source: Fiji Government website