102nd Session of ILC – Reports and Conclusions on Fiji

The 102nd Session of the International Labour Conference 2013 was held in Geneva from June 5 – June 30. In the links below, submissions made on Fiji are attached in different parts on the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention No. 87. The  submissions were from different sectors in Fiji, the government, workers’ representatives, employers’ representatives, etc. Please click on the links for more details.

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention – Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

 

Conclusions on Fiji are as follows:

Convention 87 – Conclusion Part 1

Convention 87 – Conclusion Part 2

Fiji also failed to submit instruments as reported under No. 184:

Failure to Submit Instruments

There was also failure to engage in discussions with the Working Committee as noted in No. 221:

Participation in Committee Work

Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations – Fiji

The following links attach extracts from the Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions focused on Fiji. The links contain three sets of documents with each titled appropriately…

Equality of Opportunity and Treatment

Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise

Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention

 

The Submission to the competent authorities:

FIJI SUMBISSION

World Child Labour Day – No To Child Labour In Domestic Work

The FTUC wishes everyone a Happy World Day Against Child Labour that is celebrated today worldwide. Millions of children worldwide are deprived of education and their basic freedom and rights as they engage themselves in labour to put food on their families’ tables. Fiji is not prone to this as highlighted recently in the media.

The FTUC under the ILO TACKLE Project will celebrate the day this Friday on June 14th with the FTU at Nadi’s Capricorn Hotel. Let us help put a stop to the plight of these young children and give them back their childhood as they so rightly deserve.

The Programme is as follows:

Program (1) : World Day Against Child Labor Seminar on “Child Labour as a Trade Union Issue”: Challenges and the Way Forward

Day: Friday
Date: June 14th, 2013.
Time: 9:30am to 2:30pm
Venue: Capricorn International Hotel, Nadi

Participants:
Affiliates, FTUC Youth Committee, FTUC Women’s Committee, School Heads and Teachers.

After the seminar, we will be joined by students and their parents on a legislative empowerment session as follows:
Program (2) : Seminar on Empowering Stakeholders on Child labor as an Issue in our Society :Roles and Responsibilities
Date: 14th June 2013
Time: 3:30pm-5pm
Day : Friday
Venue: Capricorn International Hotel, Nadi
Participants: Student and parents as beneficiaries, teachers and schools heads.

Statement from ILO Director – Guy Ryder