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Our History

Air Terminal Services (Fiji) PTE 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:
  • First trustee is FASA President.
  • Second trustee is the National Secretary of FTUC treasurer.
  • Third trustee is an elected solicitor/barrister, four more trustees elected from the beneficiaries.

Three trustees are also elected at the Trust AGM to be Company Directors. One 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 and 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 and 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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