Monday, July 30, 2007

Poseci Bune - Stung by FNA

The decision by some elements in the Fiji Nurses Association to go on strike has been a significant blow to one person in the IG.

And no, its not Bainimarama or even Chaudhry. Its Poseci Bune.

According to well placed sources inside the administration, the inability of Poseci Bune to bring Kuini Lutua around has seen his standing in the inner circle of the IG take a battering.

This is particularly so, as Mahendra Chaudhry had successfully negotiated with the 2 major unions of the FTUC to accept a deal and not go on strike.

The same sources reveal, Poseci Bune was tasked with pulling of a similar deal with the FNA. The IG's strategist believed such a deal as would deprive the anti-IG forces of a springboard from which to launch further destabilising actions.

That Mahend Chaudry and Poseci Bune aren't exactly the best of friends is an open secret and the FNA strike has dealt Poseci Bune another blow.

All this comes at a time when Chaudhry was coming under increasing pressure form within the interim cabinet about the downward slide of the economy. It is believed that Poseci Bune was one of those questioning the way Chaudhry had gone about things.

FNA strike has allowed Chaudhry and co. to regroup and get back on the front foot.

Stay tuned.........

INDEPENDENT,BALANCED,IMPARTIAL.

5 comments:

Samu said...

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Te said...

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Anonymous said...

Great work........keep it up.....

Tui said...

Exactly, Bune thought he could pull of a major coup and convince Kuini but Kuini is being influenced by SDL.

ad said...

Bune was just doing his job...

What had really happened was that the IG had to make sure that they went to the fullest extent to inform the FNA that they could not giv more than 1%...

The FPSA had agreed to avert the strike because they realized the reality of the situation i.e. The IG Min Finance wants to stabilize Govt Spending including wages etc...

This will not be achieved if they were to give in to FNA...

If one recalls the Chairman of PSC has been tasked to reduce Govt operating cost by 10%...

Once that is achieved than government can than start factoring in stages the rest of the 4% pay cut to be reversed...

Its simple maths....

in the end they would have reduced government spending within two years...

Because Min Fin will want to prove a point by the time the country goes to election...