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De­ci­sions by a Special Ad­min­is­tra­tor to re­hire some

work­ers with­out knowl­edge of the Chair or team of Special Ad­min­is­tra­tors has raised a ruckus in the coun­cil.

The team mem­bers are now ques­tion­ing how the lone Special Ad­min­is­tra­tor went ahead to re­hire work­ers whose con­tracts were not re­newed given their poor per­for­mance. In­for­ma­tion re­ceived by the Fiji Sun re­veals that the Special Ad­min­is­tra­tor in ques­tion did not have pow­ers to hire or fire any coun­cil work­ers.

A source speak­ing to this news­pa­per last night said the Special Ad­min­is­tra­tors were very frustrated given the work they were do­ing to stream­line coun­cil ser­vices and to stop wastage.

It is un­der­stood that the Chair El­iz­a­beth Al­gar was made aware of the re­cruit­ment only af­ter the work­ers in ques­tion turned up to work.

It is fur­ther un­der­stood that the coun­cil had col­lec­tively de­cided not to re­new the work­ers’ con­tracts but the Special Ad­min­is­tra­tor went out on his own ac­cord, and re­hired them with­out any au­thor­ity.

Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter Premila Ku­mar could not be con­tacted when this edi­tion went to press last night.

Ms Al­gar could not be reached for com­ments last night ei­ther.

The team are now ques­tion­ing how the lone Special Ad­min­is­tra­tor went ahead to re­hire work­ers whose con­tracts were not re­newed given their poor per­for­mance.

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