Urai Retains GS Position

By SERELISONI MOCEICA

Daniel Urai is still the General Secretary for the National Union of Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Industries Employees.

This is after the veteran unionist won his union elections by a massive 775 votes out of 1070. His opponent, Mereani Qoro retrieved 285 votes.

The election was the second one held for the union after the first one was declared null and void due to a number of complaints about voter registration.

Union members complained about the disappearance of their names from the registered list prompting Fijian Elections Office Supervisor Mohammed Saneem to quarantine all ballot boxes.

The Supervisor has now said the second two day elections were conducted at all polling stations and counting was finalized at Nadi?s Hexagon Hotel in his presence.

A total of 1984 members are registered from 38 properties under the Union.

Mr Urai was elated with the win and said this was a positive indication of the work he has done for his members.

The unionist is also the National President for the Fiji Trades Union Congress which is the umbrella body for NUHCTIE and other unions in the country.