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Nadi, Fiji – Ground-handling of aircraft at Fiji’s largest airport Nadi were disrupted a week before Christmas (and disruptions continued as we went to press) following a dispute between workers and the groundhandling company. National airlines, Fiji Airways had to deploy its own staff to meet and service its fleet of aircraft, including checking in outbound passengers.

Management of Air Services Terminal – the ground handling contractor at Nadi International Airport accused its workers of staging a lightning strike when they walked off their jobs on 16 December, a charge employees rejeted.

They said those who left work were also shareholders of the company and they had gone to attend a shareholding meeting. On their return two hours later, management had locked the main gate to their office and attempted to serve them with suspension letters….

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