Workers' representatives are likely to be excluded from the newly constituted board of Fiji National Provident Fund.
The board that was appointed by army commander, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, soon after his military coup in 2006 was dissolved by the regime on Wednesday as predicted by Coupfourpointfive earlier this week.
Five out of the six board members have been booted out less than two weeks after it hosted Bainimarama for FNPF re-branding and the launch of new uniforms.
Coming into the job is the acting permanent secretary for finance and a very close friend of interim attorney general Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, New Zealand citizen John Prasad.
Fosters group marketing manager, Joe Rodan, and the chief financial officer of CJ Patel Group of Companies, Sri Lankan national Ajith Kodagoda, have been appointed, presumably as employer representaivs.
According to our sources, the Fiji Employers Federation was not consulted on the removal of its two nominees nor asked to recommend new nominees.
Sources say the FTUC, of which Urai and Anthony are President and General Secretary respectively, will adopt a position of not allowing any leaders of its affiliate unions to accept FNPF Board appointments.
They say if any FTUC affiliate leader goes ahead and accepts appointment, it would be regarded as backstabbing Anthony and Urai - something both are guilty of when the two pre-coup workers' reps were axed by Bainimarama.
We have also been told the other national trade union afiliate, Fiji Islands Council of Trade Unions, which was victimised by Bainimarama when he axed FICTU President Maika Namudu, one of the worker reps from the Board, is likely to be ignored by the regime.
FICTU general secretary, Attar Singh, is the chairman of Fiji's Movement for Democracy and one of the strongest critics of the regime.
Given this scenario, our sources say it is more than likely the regime will change the criteria of membership to the Board of the largest financial institution in Fiji. Instead of two each nominees of the State, Employers and Workers, the regime is likely to pick personalities who sympathise with them.
This scenario is corrobarated by a post on the pro-regime blog Real Fiji News, which predicts Village Cinemas director and fellow Sayed-Khaiyum friend, Div Damodar, as a likely new FNPF board member.