Tropik Wood Sabotage case will be resolved internally-Khan
Tropik Wood Chairman Faiz Khan said they need to resolve the case in relation to the sabotage incidents at Tropik Wood internally.
Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had raised concern yesterday in a press conference on a number of sabotage cases that have taken place at Tropik Wood since the amalgamation of the Union with the Fiji Sugar General Workers Union.
Faiz Khan said the incidents took place last week and they are certain that it is a case of sabotage.
When asked on whether the matter has been taken to the police Khan said they would like to resolve the matter themselves at this stage.
Meanwhile, Tropik Wood which comes under the Pine Industry is one of the four new industries which have been added to the Essential National Industries.
We also asked Khan on why Tropik Wood has applied to join the essential national industries where workers will not be represented by outside unionists.
Khan said they do not want their business to be used by the Fiji Sugar General Workers Union Executive as their political platform.
The other industries under the essential national industries decree are the Mahogany Industry, Fire Prevention Services and the Local Government Industry.
This was signed by the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama earlier this week and it has been gazetted.
Under the Essential National Industries Decree, workers of companies listed as an essential industry should have their collective bargaining units.
The decree stops any person from outside the organization to represent the workers.
The previous practice saw unionists from outside these organizations representing the workers.
Fiji Sugar General Workers Union General Secretary, Felix Anthony is expected to comment on the issue later today.
Story by: Sofaia Koroitanoa