Un­der­stand­ing vi­tal

Fiji Sun - - Comment - Pramesh Naidu ,

As a con­cerned cit­i­zen of my coun­try I would like to ex­press my dis­ap­point­ment at the or­gan­i­sa­tion of the march yes­ter­day by the Fiji Trades Union Congress in sup­port of some Air Ter­mi­nal Ser­vices who have been on strike since De­cem­ber 16, 2018. The march had close to 900 peo­ple with big names miss­ing. I be­lieve that due to the heat in Nadi it got the town in a mess.

About 10,000 peo­ple and a thou­sand cars were stuck in traf­fic or had to stop in be­tween their shop­ping to al­low for the move­ment of peo­ple in the march. Al­ready these ATS work­ers have put the coun­try down by leaving their im­por­tant re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. Yes­ter­day was no dif­fer­ent as chil­dren and par­ents were made to dis­con­tinue their school shop­ping un­til the marches have passed them.

Buses were late for their trips. Many par­ents, chil­dren and even some tourists had to walk to town since the drive­ways were blocked.

I also have a ques­tion to the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties who is­sue per­mits for such marches to con­sider fac­tors of dis­rup­tion to the gen­eral pub­lic who are not even in­ter­ested. I strongly be­lieve what­ever the the sit­u­a­tion is un­der­stand­ing is vi­tal.

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