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Our History

Air Terminal Services ( Fiji) Ltd is an aircraft ground handling company based at the Nadi International Airport which has the capacity to provide total ground handling to all aircraft types arriving at or departing the airport.

Air Terminal Services came into being on September 1, 1981 when the Company took over all ground handling services from Qantas at a time when the latter contemplated winding down its operations at Nadi International Airport
 

 
Air Terminal Services ( Fiji) Ltd is an aircraft ground handling company based at the Nadi International Airport which has the capacity to provide total ground handling to all aircraft types arriving at or departing the airport.

Air Terminal Services came into being on September 1, 1981 when the Company took over all ground handling services from Qantas at a time when the latter contemplated winding down its operations at Nadi International Airport. - See more at: http://ats.ipasifik.net/cms/getdoc/77675f11-a342-4c20-a8bf-749fbed3b4aa/Our-History.aspx?viewmode=3&showpanel=1&lang=en-US&langobjectlifetime=request&cmscontentchanged=false#sthash.keTyhFgQ.dpuf

Air Terminal Services Employees Trust

ATSET - Air Terminal Services Employee Trust, was registered in 1980 with the purpose of equity and employee participation in the workplace (from the floor to the decision making body).

Trust Deed - Our rights as beneficiaries are governed by the Trust Deed, like a constitution or Article of Association. The Trust Deed has rules and regulations on Administration, General Meeting, Election of Trustees, Fund Administration and Dividend declaration.

Shareholding - Upon employment, all employees are given the option of joining the Trust. They each contribute $2,500.00.

The shares are held in the Trust until a member leaves the Company via retirement, resignation, termination or death.
At the end of each year, the Trust distributes to all its beneficiaries any dividend that is derived from ATS.

Composition of trustees: 1st trustee - FASA President; 2nd trustee is the National Secretary of FTUC treasurer, 3rd trustee is an elected solicitor/barrister, 4 more trustees elected from the beneficiaries.

3 trustees are also elected at the Trust AGM to be Company Directors.1 trustee sits as the deputy chairman in the JOC.
 
 

Shareholding

The Fiji Government holds 51% of ATS shares.

ATS Employee Trust (ATSET) holds 49% of ATS shares.

Federated Airlines Staff Association (FASA) is the union representing all employees. This was the vehicle used in setting up the workers' involvement in the Company.

The Board of Directors consists of 7 members: 4 Government representatives; 3 Workers' Directors elected via ATSET.
 

Federated Airlines Staff Association

Federated Airlines Staff Association (FASA) is the union representative for employees in the Company that nominates staff to sit in Joint Committees.

FASA's role is that of collective bargaining regarding terms & conditions of employment. It is an accepted fact that FASA's role is to protect the welfare of and rights of employees. Decisions made here should be just and fair taking into consideration both the employee and the company's position.

In addition, each year, an Annual General Meeting is held where 16 executive members are elected from the floor.

 

 
 
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