FijiSunOnline reports that Baini Marama has threatened members and executives of the Unions planning to go on a nationwide strike next week. You can read the full story here.
Baini has told the Unions that they “WILL BE SEVERELY DEALT WITH”.
“There are political agendas coming out of the proposed strike threat by the Fiji Nurses Association (FNA), Fijian Teachers Association (FTA), Viti Civil Servants Association (VCSA) and the Public Employees Union (PEU) that are not necessarily in the interest of their members.
They seem to be moving beyond union issues to political agendas.
Government respects the unions’ right to go on strike provided they conduct themselves and act responsibly. However, people who are going on strike for political reasons will be dealt with severely.”
What does Baini mean by his statement that people who go on strike “will be dealt with severely.”
Is he talking about arrests, light torture, military organised home invasions?
HnC believes Baini should clarify his statement because the people of Fiji want know exactly what he is threatening our brothers and sisters with. he if can’t clarify it, he should keep his mouth firmly shut and let other people with brains do the talking for him.
The warning by Baini Marama has however has been shrugged off by our brave Union Executives (ie. FICTU execs not the FPSA traitors).
“Our members have nothing to fear. We made sure that we act within the law, and the votes for strike form our members were just overwhelming, it will be a legal strike.”
And so that we don’t forget just how stupid he is, our interim PM has left us with another classic comment for our growing collection:-
“This burden and the pain will need to be shared equitably by all segments of our community. The country’s civil servants cannot be willfully exempted from this. If we were to exclude the civil servants from sharing the burden of the pain that the country as a whole must bear, that would be irresponsible governance.”
Wailei ULUKAU. It was because of you that we are forced to suffer this burden in the first place.
You blerry…. (cover your eyes please)…. %#^$%@^&$*#((&$&&*$(#@%@$!%!#^$*(#)!
Need we say more?