By fbc news
“The Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Pryde has decided to withdraw charges against six trade unionists who were charged in relation to an alleged strike at Sheraton Fiji Resort on New Year’s Eve.
Daniel Urai, Peni Finau, Sikeli Gavidi, Isei Levula, Merewai Vocevoce and Akariva Nawai are members of the National Union of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Industries Employees Union.
They were charged in the Nadi Magistrates Court under provisions in the Employment Relations Promulgation 2007.
Pryde says he has reviewed charges and the evidence and he is satisfied no offence was committed.
He adds the DPP’s Office will be filing a withdrawal of charges when the case will be next called in court on March 17.
About 300 employees of the three Sheraton resorts on Denarau Island in Nadi went on strike on New Year’s Eve over work conditions.
The Labour Ministry and police are investigating the incident.”